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Turnip, Brassica rapa / Cruciferae (Brassicaceae)
Benefits for the health
Turnip is a root that stores substances, containing a small amount of sugars and being an excellent source of fibre, half of which is soluble. This helps to maintain low levels of sugar and cholesterol. The other half is insoluble, favouring the activity of the alimentary canal. It has been demonstrated that the consumption of fibre helps to protect against disorders of the alimentary canal, among which we find intestine cancer.
Popular tradition
This vegetable is rich in minerals, reason why it is appropriate in any diet. Thanks to its small energetic value it is included in slimming diets.

The consumption of this vegetable may cause flatulence, since it contains sulphured substances in its composition.
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