Delicious cruciferous vegetables, rich in water and fiber
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Turnip greens can be counted among cruciferous vegetables. To be precise, when they are named, the leaves, flowers and stems of Brassica rapa campestris are framed. Getting to the heart of their nutritional profile, we first find the low calorie intake (less than 30 per hectogram).
In addition, as also specified by the experts of the Humanitas group, turnip greens are very rich in water. Just to give a few numbers, we remind you that, on a single hectogram of these vegetables, over 90 grams are of water.
Thanks to the peculiarity just mentioned and the excellent sodium / potassium ratio, turnip greens can be considered special allies in the purification of the body (they promote diuresis).
Versatile and highly appreciated in the kitchen – to realize this just mention the numerous pasta dishes that see them as protagonists – turnip greens have several other noteworthy benefits. In this category it is possible to include the richness in fibers, which makes them a crucial point of reference when aiming to improve intestinal efficiency.
There are many reasons why it is worth starting to consume turnip greens. Among these, it is possible to mention the presence of vitamins of group B – we find vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B3, vitamin B6 and vitamin B9 – essential nutrients for the efficiency of metabolism and, consequently, for the maintaining an adequate weight.
Turnip greens are also characterized by the presence of several valuable antioxidants. Among these it is possible to mention vitamin A, important for the beauty of the skin and for the efficiency of sight, but also vitamin C or ascorbic acid, an ally in the fight against free radicals and decisive when it comes to strengthening the immune system.
Turnip greens, whose harvesting period can take place in autumn, winter or spring depending on when they were sown, are a real superfood! These crucifers, in fact, also contain several minerals. Specifically, we can find calcium, portentous for bones and teeth, iron, magnesium, potassium, basic for blood pressure regularity, phosphorus, sodium and zinc.
Contraindicated in case of gout or hyperuricemia (presence in the blood of a high amount of uric acid), they should be taken only after asking your doctor for advice.