- Low in calories and high in fiber.
- A flavorful alternative to potatoes,
- A useful soruece of vitamin C, folate, and potassium
Parsnips have a sweet, nutty flavor that goes well with other vegetables in soups or stews. They can also be served as a side dish or instead of potatoes or othe starchy foods, This winte root vegetable tastes best after the first frost; exposure to cold begins to convert its starch into sugar, Because parsnips are too fibrous to be eaten raw, they are seved cooked.
Parnips are a low calorie, nutritous starchy food,.A half - cup serving has only 60 calories and is high in fiber, it also provides 300 mg of potassium, 10 mg of vitamin C, and 45 mcg (micrograms) of folate..