Parsnips are often thought of as a winter vegetable but are available all year round. They are sometimes a bit hard to get in summer.
Store in the refrigerator. Handle all fresh produce with care and wash before eating.
Parsnips were used as a sweetener before the sugar beet industry was established during the 19th century, they have a long history and have grown in Europe since Roman times. The word parsnip is from the Latin ‘pastus’ meaning food and ‘sativa’ meaning cultivated.
Serving size: 80g - 1/2 medium parsnip, boiled
|Avg Quantity per serving||Avg Quantity per 100g|
|Fat, total (g)||0.4||0.5|
|- saturated (g)||trace||trace|
|- sugars (g)||4.6||5.8|
|Dietary Fibre (g)||3.2||4.0|
|Vitamin C (mg)||2.6||3.3|
Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 8th Edition, Plant & Food Research