Vegetables – Parsnips
Vegetables – Parsnips - AsureQuality
Parsnips have a delicate, sweet and slightly nutty flavour. Different parsnip varieties have very subtle taste variations and slightly different shapes.
The sweet flavour comes when starch is converted to sugar. This happens in cold weather, preferably when frosts occur.
Parsnips are a source of niacin plus contain dietary fibre and potassium at levels of dietary significance. While not rich in phytonutrients, parsnips do contain falcarinol (also found in carrots), which may be protective against some cancers.