Updated: Nov 10, 2021
While they are not all flashy in appearance, turnips are an amazing source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Potassium, which acts as a vasodilator, helps to reduce the strain on blood vessels and arteries to prevent strokes, heart attacks and atherosclerosis.
They contain plenty of iron and calcium, as well as healthy doses of the B vitamins, which help balance hormones and regulate enzymes.
Turnip greens?? Don't toss them away!
They are packed with Omega 3 fatty acids and Vitamin K, helping to reduce inflammation, control cholesterol and promote healthy cellular function!
ROASTED PORK WITH TURNIP, CABBAGE AND APPLES ( 4 servings )
1 lb boneless pork loin roast 3/4 C chopped onions 3-4 slices chopped applewood smoked bacon 1 tsp apple cider vinegar 1/4 C dry white wine 1 C chopped green cabbage 1 Tbsp maple syrup 1/2 C chopped tart apples 2 C peeled, trimmed, chopped turnip
Preheat oven to 375 F. Place a large Dutch oven over medium - high heat and coat with cooking spray. Add pork and cook 15min, browning all sides. Remove from pan and set aside. Add onions and bacon and sauce 5 min or until onions are tender. Return pork to pan. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a simmer. Remove from stovetop and place pan in oven. Bake uncovered 1 hour, 15 minutes- turning the pork halfway through- or until a thermometer attains 155F.