Turnips are popular, nutritious root vegetables. They are round, tuborous roots grown in cool seasons. Botanically, they belong to Brassicaceae family, a broad family of greens and vegetables which also includes cabbage, kale, brussels-sprouts, etc. Although this bulbous root is widely recognised, its fresh green tops actually are more nutritious; indeed, several times richer in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Turnips are very low calorie root vegetables and they are very good source of anti-oxidants, minerals, vitamins and dietary fiber. Turnips are a valuable addition to your healthy diet and provide a wide range of health benefits.