Hi all-? Jim here from Pure Jeevan with our next eipsode of "Know Your Food."? This is "Episode 2 (salvaged): Turnips."? As far as that "salvaged" parenthetical... This relates to the story I told in our first episode -- about how we're planning to upgrade our video equipment, audio equipment, video editing software, and more. I hope you like it, though. Still working on getting them down to 3-4 minutes. This one's just over 5 minutes. If you're wondering how Wendi became strong as Xena Warrior Princess, you'll have to watch this vid!

So, to summarize:? Turnips are great for the root portion (the turnips, proper) or the greens. (Here at Pure Jeevan, we like to use turnips as shells for rawvioli, or simply sliced and served with a little salt. The greens are great juiced!)? Turnips are starchy, but not as heavy as potatoes, and are a great Vitamin C source. They contain fiber, manganese, pantothenic acid, thiamine, potassium, folic acid, copper, niacin, B6, E, riboflavin, and more. The greens of course have calcium, and are a particularly great source of folate (esp. important for pregnant women) and many of the vitamins and minerals listed previously, along with Vitamin A.

We hope you enjoyed Episode 2 (salvaged). Want to know how to make that Rawvioli ? No problem -- the recipe is right here on our blog!? ALSO... Don't forget that it's always a great idea to check our the All Raw Directory for recipe ideas. As of right now, there are 658 raw recipe ideas listed!!!

Original Comments

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On October 24, 2008, SuperfoodGirl wrote:

Great! Love what you guys are doing :-)

On October 24, 2008, WendiDee wrote:

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment, SuperfoodGirl!

We're having some difficulties with the series, but we're working it out!

Lots of love to you,

Wendi
XOXOXO

On October 25, 2008, chris wrote:

Wendi and Jim ... these videos are so cool !! I will definitely be tuning in for more upcoming episodes. THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR PASSION !!! Christine (NZ)

On October 26, 2008, WendiDee wrote:

Thanks, Chris! We're so happy to hear that you like them and that you plan on watching upcoming episodes. You mae my day.

Love,

Jim

On October 28, 2008, RawBin wrote:

Thanks guys for putting this stuff out there! I know just where to send my raw newbie friends who have questions. (I'm learnin' a few things myself, too)
Jim, you are looking pirate-sexy in that scarf, seriously! Now all you need is to grow your hair long, 'cause I think all men should have long hair...

On October 28, 2008, WendiDee wrote:

Jim is definitely learning as we do these videos--that was one of his reasons for doing them (he wants to learn for when we're on the road teaching others).

*Giggles* about the scarf and long hair comment.*

Lots of love to you!

Wendi
XOXOXO