What are parsnips?
- Parsnips are a pale ivory root vegetable
- They have a fragrant, slightly sweet taste
- Parsnips were originally used to sweeten cakes and jams
What nutrients do they contain?
An average portion of cooked parsnips contains
- 17% of your recommended daily allowance of vitamin C which is needed for normal growth and development
- 11% of your recommended daily allowance of folic acid which is needed to make healthy new cells
- 55 calories and 0.2g of fat
Where and when are they grown?
Parsnips are grown
- In the UK from July to May
- In Spain from May to June
How are they grown and harvested?
- Parsnips are drilled in the field between February and May
- Parsnips are harvested using mechanical toppers and diggers from July to May
How do I ensure my parsnips are kept fresh?
- Best kept refrigerated in its packaging
How can I best use and enjoy parsnips?
- Before sugar was widely available, parsnips were originally used to sweeten cakes and jams