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
Rich in Awesome
Parsnips are rich in minerals, vitamins and nutrients, including dietary fiber, folate, potassium and vitamin C. You can maximise their benefits by prepping them with healthy methods like roasting and steaming.
Not The Right Parsnip
Parsnips that are sold in supermarkets and groceries look like carrots because they’re closely related. They’re not however related to the “cow parsnip”, which is from the parsley family.
Originally hailing from Europe and Asia, parsnips have been eaten as veggies since antiquity, and were cultivated by the Romans.
Did you know? Parsnips are sweet because their starches start changing into sugar while they’re still growing.
Getting to Know Your Parsnips
Look for parsnips that are very white in colour — the paler the parsnip, the sweeter it will be.
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.
Rich in vitamins and minerals, parsnips are particularly rich in potassium. A 100g serve of parsnips will contain 314kJ of energy.
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.
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Amount per 100 grams
*Percentage values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
May vary depending on your body’s calorie needs.