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‘What to eat!’ series – Parsnips #24


Parsnip is a root vegetable that I love adding to heart-warming stew or soups at this time of year. It presents as a long cream-coloured root and has a strong, sweet and nutty flavour.

It is a source of plant protein, low in fat and calories, and high in fibre, potassium, vitamin C, K, folate and antioxidants such as quercetin, kaempferol and apigenin.

Benefits of parsnip

  • anti-inflammatory
  • anti-fungal
  • digestive health support
  • immune support
  • blood sugar balancing
  • blood cholesterol management
  • blood pressure management
  • heart health support
  • weightloss support

It can be prepared in many ways: steamed, boiled, roasted, mashed, grilled…Avoid boiling though as it removes some of its beneficial vitamin C content. I love adding them to stews or soups with other root vegetables such as carrot and turnips but also potatoes and leafy greens. They are great in a gratin, grilled as a side to a meat or fish dish, mixed with potatoes to make a tastier mash or simply sliced and sprayed with oil and baked in the oven to make yummy crisps.

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