Turnips belong to the Brassica family, which includes cabbage, broccoli and kale.
Like all vegetables, turnips are very low in saturated fat and cholesterol. They are a good source of vitamin B6, folate, calcium, potassium, and copper. A very good source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, and manganese. The turnip greens are a super food and packed with nutrients. They are a good source of protein, thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, iron, and phosphorus. Turnip greens are a very good source of dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, vitamin B6, folate, calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper, and manganese.
Turnips go well with cream and coconut milk; coriander, nutmeg, turmeric, parsley, or thyme; roasted and braised meats; salty cheeses such as Parmesan; other root vegetables or mushrooms; honey or lemon.