Turnip Greens

Turnip Greens
Turnip Greens

Turnip greens are probably the most bitter of the cruciferous family of greens. Some speculate this is because of its high calcium content. These leafy veggies are superstars when it comes to vitamin K (approximately 660% of the daily value in one cup cooked), vitamin A, vitamin C, folate and fiber among other nutrients. Like other cruciferous vegetables, turnip greens are great cancer fighters. They're great sources of detoxification enzymes and nutrients and provide immune system and cardiovascular protection. Rinse under cold water, remove rough stems and roots (if applicable), and chop to fit, if necessary.

Selection Process

Turnip greens should be unblemished, dark green, and un-wilted. Store in an airtight container/bag in the refrigerator for about 4 days.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 cup, chopped (55.0 g)

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 17.6

% Daily Value*

Total fat 0.2g 0.3%

Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.2%

Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%

Sodium 22.0mg 0.0%

Total Carbs 3.9g 1.3%

Dietary Fiber 1.8g 7.0%

Sugars 0.4g

Alcohol 0.0g

Protein 0.8g

Vitamin A 127.5% Vitamin C 55.0%
Calcium 10.5% Iron 3.4%
Vitamin D 0.0% Vitamin E 5.2%
Vitamin K 172.6% Thiamin 2.6%
Riboflavin 3.2% Niacin 1.7%
Vitamin B-6 7.2% Folate 26.7%
Vitamin B-12 0.0% Panto. acid 2.1%
Phosphorus 2.3% Magnesium 4.3%
Zinc 0.7% Selenium 0.9%
Copper 9.6% Manganese 12.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.