Turnip Greens
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Turnip Greens are Greens made from the young tender leaves of White Turnips. They are sharp-flavored and need less cooking than other Leafy Greens. Because they need to be cooked for consumption, Turnip Greens are also considered a Boiled Green.

Season

Availability

Turnip Greens are available year round.

Cultivation

Production

Varieties

Purchasing

Buying Turnips with the Turnip Greens intact is a crafty way to purchase two vegetables for the price of one.

When purchasing Turnip Greens, look for ones that are a lively green color, fresh looking and crisp. Good Turnip Greens should be blemish-free, with no yellow or brown spots.

Storage

Turnip Greens are best stored in the refrigerator in a plastic bag with as much air removed from them as possible. Refrigerated, Turnip Greens should remain fresh for about 3-5 days. Raw Turnip Greens can last 8-10 months frozen.

Culinary Uses

Southerners traditionally Boil their Turnip Greens with Pork.

Portion Size

Allow 2-4 oz of Turnip Greens per person.

Nutritional Value

Nutritional Value USDA
TURNIP GREENS,RAW
Amount Per 100g
Calories 32
%Daily Value*
 
0%
Total Fat 0g
0%
Saturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
1%
Sodium 40mg
6%
Potassium 296mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate 7g
12%
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 0g
Protein 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Nutrition

Turnips are low in calories yet loaded with vitamins AC, and K as well as calcium. Turnip Greens are considered to be the third Healthiest of the Leafy Greens according to Cari Nierenberg writing on Web MD. The link goes to Web MD.

Gluten Free

Yes

Low Fat

Yes

Low Calorie

Yes