Parsnip

$1.70 ea

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Description

Parsnip is a root vegetable closely related to the carrot. It can be used in similar ways, but parsnip has a sweeter taste, especially when cooked. They can be baked, boiled, pureed, roasted, fried, grilled, or steamed. When used in stews, soups, and casseroles, they add a rich flavour. Store your parsnips in the refrigerator.

Nutritional value
A very good source of fibre, Parsnips also contain vitamin C, potassium and small amounts of some B group vitamins.

Fun Facts
In ancient Europe, parsnips were used mainly as food for farm animals–especially pigs! They are still prized pig food in Parma, Italy, a city famous for its delicious Parma ham.
Before sugar was widely available in Europe, parsnips were used to sweeten jams and cakes.

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