Parsnips are a root vegetable related to carrots (and parsley). They look like large white carrots and can be eaten raw, but are usually cooked. Parsnips originated in Eurasia and were used as a source of sugar before beets and sugarcane were available. Parsnips are usually cooked but they can be eaten raw. Parsnips have a sweet, slightly nutty taste and a texture similar to a sweet potato when cooked.

Storage: Keep in a plastic bag in the fridge for up to a month. You can still use parsnips if they are wilted - just use in soups and stews.

Preparation: Scrub and wash thoroughly. Peel if desired and cut up for recipes. Grater into salads, roast, mash, stew, and more.

Parsnip Fritters                                                     Parsnip Pancakes (latkes)

Parsnip Cake                                                        Maple Cinnamon Parsnip Chips

Spiced Parsnip Soup                                            Chicken Stew

Mashed Parsnips & Potatoes                               Roasted Vegetables

Paprika Parsnip Fries                                          Tipsy Apple Parsnip Cake

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