Benefits of Turnips
Glucosinolate Antimicrobial and AntiInflammatory Benefits
Turnip sprouts provide high levels of glucosinolates, sulfurcontaining compounds that may help protect against some forms of cancer and provide antifungal, antibacterial and antiparasitic benefits. A study published in the November 2012 issue of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found that, among nine different cruciferous vegetables, turnip sprouts showed the second highest levels of glucosinolates, after white mustard sprouts. Researchers of a study published in the August 2012 issue of the journal BJU International found that glucosinolates provided some protection against benign prostatic hypertrophy, an inflammatory condition that can lead to prostate cancer.