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So you guessed it – this post is all about TURNIPS! I'll admit that they aren't (currently!) a trendy veggie, but who knows, they might catch on! And they definitely have a place in any low carb diet, so let's find out more.
Are Turnips Keto?
One medium turnip (approx. 4oz) contains only 6g net carbs in total! Turnips can be grilled, roasted, fried, mashed, or made into soup – basically most ways of cooking that are used for potatoes can also be used for turnips. So they're not something that you want in every meal, but definitely MUCH lower in carbs than other similar vegetables. Turnips are also loaded with fiber, vitamins K, A, C, E, B1, B3, B5, B6, B2, and folate, as well as minerals like manganese, potassium, magnesium, iron, calcium, and copper. They are also a good source of phosphorus, omega-3 fatty acids and protein. You can also eat them RAW – check out the turnip coleslaw recipe!
What about Turnip Greens?
Like most green leafy vegetables, turnips greens are definitely keto friendly. One cup of chopped greens (about 55g) contains 2.1g net carbs, and they're a great source of calcium, vitamins K and A, phosphorous, and magnesium. You can buy them fresh, frozen, or canned, although where I live both any of these are pretty hard to track down! I finally found a can of seasoned turnip greens and made a spicy stir-fried side dish.
This was a a 14.5 oz can (drained), sautéed with garlic, liquid smoke, salt, and black pepper, then finished with red pepper flakes. The whole bowl was 4.5g net!