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Turnip greens

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Turnip greens are one of the cruciferous vegetables you will want to eat on a regular basis to experience their wonderful health benefits.

It's good to include cruciferous vegetables in your diet 2-3 times per week, in 1 1/2 cup portions, and even better 4-5 times a week in 2 cup serving sizes.

A healthy way to fix turnip greens is to chop into 1/2 inch pieces, then let sit for 5 minutes to enhance health benefits. Sprinkling with lemon juice before letting them sit may help to activate their enzymes. Steam for 5 minutes and season to taste.

While turnips, the root of turnip greens is high in vitamin C, turnip greens are an excellent source of many vitamins including vitamin K, vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene), vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin B6, folate, manganese, fiber, calcium, and copper. They are also a very good source of potassium, magnesium, iron, and vitamin B2. Additionally, turnip greens are a good source of phosphorus, vitamin B1, vitamin B3, vitamin B5, omega-3 fatty acids, and protein.

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