Brassica rapa

What gives it its taste and how to recognise it

  • appropriate choice of variety to suit the soil and climate
  • early varieties tolerant to drops in temperature in the autumn and winter
  • late varieties tolerant to the rise in temperature at the end of winter
  • field temperatures low on average
  • not planted too close together
  • there are no particular distinctive features, apart from the texture of the root, which must be very hard, shiny, white and of the desired size.

Nutritional and nutraceutical value

  • energy content: 27 Kcal/100g;
  • rich in: vitamins A, B, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, folates and glucosinolates (antioxidant substances):
  • benefits: helps prevent cancer and inflammatory diseases.

Varieties and periods of availability

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