Sweeter than carrots, our parsnips require a bit more time to grow than other veggies. Parsnips can be eaten raw, but they’re great cooked as well. They’re valuable and versatile! Because they’re high in goodness, they were once used in herbal medicines, and even as an aphrodisiac. Our parsnips are washed, trimmed and packed on the farm –from harvest to on the go in 6 hours, to ensure their crispness and freshness. Try them in salads or chips or anything in between!

There’s So Much More to Parsnips

Getting to Know Your Parsnips

Selection

Look for parsnips that are very white in colour — the paler the parsnip, the sweeter it will be.

Storage

Store in the crisper section of the refrigerator, ideally wrapped in paper towels and placed in a resealable plastic bag. Stored this way, raw parsnips will last up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition

Rich in vitamins and minerals, parsnips are particularly rich in potassium. A 100g serve of parsnips will contain 314kJ of energy.

Preparation Tips

Wash thoroughly. Ready to be roasted and introduced to any soup or stew. You can even panfry them with some butter and garlic, just scrumptious!

More About Parsnips

Parsnips are high in potassium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc and iron, and also contain vitamins B, C, E and K. They’re also high in fibre and some protein.

This high level of potassium can act as a vasodilator, which reduces blood pressure as well as stress on the heart. Known for their high fibre content, parsnips go one up on their competition: it’s composed of soluble fibre, the type that’s been associated with reducing cholesterol levels and with lowering the chances of developing diabetes. Dietary fibre is essential to our digestive process, helping to reduce constipation and prevent other gastrointestinal disorders.

As a low calorie food with high fibre content, parsnips can fill you up, making you feel less hungry and reduce the chance of you snacking in between meals.

Nutritional Information

% Daily Value*    
Calories75      0%
Total Fat0.3g      0%
Saturated Fat0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat0g
Monounsaturated Fat      0.1g
Cholesterol0mg      0%
Sodium10mg      0%
Potassium375mg      10%
Total Carbohydrates18g      6%
Dietary Fibre4.9g      19%
Sugar4.8g
Protein1.2g      2%
Calcium      3%
Vitamin C      28%
Iron      3%
Vitamin B-6      5%
Magnesium      7%

Amount per 100 grams
*Percentage values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
May vary depending on your body’s calorie needs.