Turnips may be consumed in different forms. You may have them raw, boil them, cook them with spices and even prepare turnip pickle. Turnips are low in calories. However, the calorie content in each of these forms of turnip is different. This food item is also low in fat content.
One cup raw turnip cubes weighing around 130 grams contains 36 calories out of which merely 1 calorie comes from fat. The total fat content in an equal quantity of raw turnip is 0.1 gram which consists completely of polyunsaturated fat content. The total sodium content in it is 87 mg, carbohydrate content is 8.4 grams, dietary fiber content is 2.3 grams, sugar content is 4.9 grams and protein content is 1.2 grams. It also contains good amount of vitamin C and traces of essential minerals such as iron and calcium.
An average sized raw turnip contains 34 calories out of which only 1 calorie is obtained from fat. The total carbohydrate content in it is 7.8 grams, dietary fiber content is 2.2 grams, sugar content is 4.6 grams, protein content is 1.1 grams and sodium content is 82 mg.
The calorie content in its boiled form is different. One oz of boiled turnip contains just 3 calories. An equal quantity of boiled turnip contains 0.1 gram fat, 0.2 gram protein, 0.6 gram carbohydrate and 0.5 gram fiber content. 100 grams of boiled turnip contains 12 calories. It has 0.2 gram of fat content, 0.6 grams protein, 2 grams carbohydrate content and 1.9 grams of fiber.
Besides these two forms, pickled turnip is also quite popular. One cup of pickled turnip contains 64.5 calories out of which 2.2 calories are obtained from fat. The total fat content in an equal serving of turnip pickle is 0.25 grams, total carbohydrate content in it is 15.4 grams and protein content is 1.3 grams.