Versatile turnips can be boiled, steamed, mashed, roasted, used in soups and pickled. They are an excellent source of vitamins C, E and folate and contain dietary fibre.
Turnips have been grown for thousands of years and are the descendants of wild turnips that grew in Central Asia and the Mediterranean. There is evidence that the ancient Greeks and Romans cultivated this vegetable.
Turnip seeds were carried on the First Fleet to Australia in 1787 and the vegetable was used to feed the colony.
Turnips are an excellent source of vitamin B9 (folate), C and E.
They also contain minerals such as potassium (which helps to regulate blood pressure) and manganese (involved in the regulation of brain and nerve function).
Turnips contain dietary fibre, which is important for a healthy bowel.
Energy – 100 g of turnip supplies approximately 80 kJ.
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In Store Price: $10.99 / Kg