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Turnip (Shalgom)


Indian name: Shalgom
Scientific name: Brassica rapa rapa
Part used: underground storage root

Systematic position:
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Brassicales
Family: Brassicaceae
Genus: Brassica
Species: B. rapa
Subspecies: B. r. rapa

Medicinal properties & Food value: It is a good source of vitamin K, A, C, folate, 
manganese, potassium, calcium, magnesium and iron. Turnip low in saturated fat 
 & cholesterol.



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