Newest Review: ... Grow Organic Parsnips +++ Directly in the ground from March to May. For a harvest in the Autumn. Parsnips are slow to germinate so sow i... more
Member Name: faders321
Parsnips are a great root vegetable with a nutty taste which I have been eating for years. One strange but delicious way I've found of eating them is roasted, these are delicious and with a roast dinner they are even better, they're also good with roast carrots and peppers. Anyway not many people know much about them so here's some facts:
* They're available all year round but peak in Autumn
~ They keep in the fridge for up to two weeks
* They can be cooked in almost any way at all
~ One of the favourite ways to eat them is boiled then mashed
* They contain iron and vitamin C
~ They contain a lot of fibre
* Frost converts the parsnips' starch to sugar which is why they taste sweet
~ The taste comes from it's skin
* They're from the same family as carrots and celery
~ The smaller the parsnip the more tender it is
* The crispier it is when bought the more taste it contains
~ Raw parsnips are used in Coleslaw
This is a great vegetable and one of my favourites.
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