Turnips are a good low calorie source
of vitamin C and fiber. Turnip greens contain large amounts of vitamin A and
especially large amounts of lutein, which has been shown to help prevent cataracts
and cardiovascular disease. Turnips have been unfairly singled out as an
unpleasant vegetable, when in reality their taste is similar to radishes when
raw, and very mild once cooked.Turnips also contain more familiar nutrients
such as fiber, vitamin C, vitamin B6, folate, calcium, potassium and copper.