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Health Benefits of Turnip

– Turnips (and their cousin swedes) belong to the cruciferous family of vegetables, and thus possess the same anti-carcinogenic properties as cabbage. The active anti-carcinogen (glucosinilate) is found mainly in turnip leaves: 3.5 ounces (about 100 grams) of raw leaves contain 40 to 165 milligrams, while 3.5 ounces (about 100 grams) of cooked leaves contain 20 to 90 milligrams, which is a lot compared to other cruciferous plants.

– Try to eat at least some raw turnip, grated into salads.

– Persons who eat a lot of cruciferous vegetables like turnip and cabbage are much less likely to develop cancer of the large intestine, stomach, lungs, esophagus, larynx, pharynx, prostate or mouth.

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