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    Healthy Turnip Dip

    Today we will deal with a “humble” vegetable, turnip. A root, many people do not know how it is eaten, and even fewer use it in their cooking. Since ancient times, turnip was used the way we use potatoes today, as an accompaniment to all dishes.

    There are many varieties, which differ in shape, color and size of the roots. The most famous, perhaps, in Greece are the long off-white roots, and the round, purple-red roots which have a size of a 5-20 cm.  diameter.

    It has a slightly spicy flavor and is one of the most nutritious gifts of nature; it gives a spicy, peppery taste in salads (where can be used fresh or cooked), in soups, mashed, etc. In Europe, the French use them too and really appreciate it. In Alsace – Lorraine turnip sauerkraut is a famous dish, especially in the city Colmar, which is flavored with cedar seeds and served with pork.

    Turnip’s chemical composition includes vitamins, carbohydrates, minerals and especially a rare substance glukorafane, which is converted by the body to the antioxidant sulforaphane. Sulforaphane has strong anticancer and antidiabetic properties.

    Glukorafane is located in virtually all types of cabbage, but in biologically significant quantities it is present only in turnip, broccoli and cauliflower. Turnip has high content of vitamin C, almost twice as oranges, lemons and cabbage. He is also a champion in ascorbic acid content.

    Furthermore, turnips have vitamins A, B1, B2, B5, B3 (niacin), carotene, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, sodium, sulfur, manganese and a small amount of iodine.

    They also contain a set of necessary minerals for the human body, which gives them healing properties. Turnips are effective against infections, skin diseases and bronchitis. They act preventively against cancer. Their high magnesium consistency helps bones to accumulate calcium.

    Moreover, turnip cleans and heals gastric problems, gastritis, spastic colitis (constipation), and bowel problems. It has antiseptic and diuretic properties.

    Dishes containing turnip are recommended for diabetics and obese people. Due to its low caloric value, it is considered a favorable food for weight loss.

    Turnip helps to regulate metabolism and stimulate the activity of the gastrointestinal tract. The juice of fresh root is used as an expectorant and diuretic.

    The recipe that I propose to you in order to include turnip in your diet, is light, fast and easy. It is a dip with yoghurt, chopped turnip and few other materials yet. Let’s have a look:

    Healthy Turnip Dip
    Serves 12
    A delicious and healthy dip for all occasions
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    Prep Time
    10 min
    Total Time
    1 hr 10 min
    Prep Time
    10 min
    Total Time
    1 hr 10 min
    6 calories
    1 g
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    16 g
    51 g
    1 g
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    Nutrition Facts
    Serving Size
    16g
    Servings
    12
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 6
    Calories from Fat 1
    % Daily Value *
    Total Fat 0g
    0%
    Saturated Fat 0g
    0%
    Trans Fat 0g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
    Monounsaturated Fat 0g
    Cholesterol 0mg
    0%
    Sodium 51mg
    2%
    Total Carbohydrates 1g
    0%
    Dietary Fiber 0g
    1%
    Sugars 1g
    Protein 0g
    Vitamin A
    0%
    Vitamin C
    5%
    Calcium
    1%
    Iron
    0%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Ingredients
    1. 380 g. / 0.8 lb. Greek strained yoghurt, 2% fat
    2. 160 g./ 5.6 oz. turnip, grated
    3. 2 tbsp. Dijon mustard
    4. 1-2 tbsp. chopped chives
    5. salt and freshly ground white pepper
    Instructions
    1. In a bowl whisk all ingredients together.
    2. Add salt and freshly ground white pepper to taste.
    3. Cover and refrigerate for about 1 hour before serving.
    4. Keep refrigerated for approximately 5 days.
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    6
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    protein
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    carbs
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