Turnips are great diuretics, assisting the body to reduce the amount of water it contains.
They are high in Vitamin C which is an effective antioxidant, combating free radicals which can cause cancer. Vitamin C also helps absorb iron. Hence, this vegetable is an excellent source of iron for vegetarians and vegans.
Turnips are also an excellent source of phosphor, calcium and magnesium, great for good bone formation and growth, as well as strong teeth.
They are also full of folic acid which is vital for the healthy growth of the foetus in a pregnant woman.