Parsnips are a root vegetable that originated in Eurasia. They closely resemble carrots but are paler in color and have a slightly sweeter flavor. Parsnips were actually used to sweeten jams and cakes in Europe before sugar became widely available. (Read more on Fruits & Veggies More Matters)
One 1/2 cup serving of cooked parsnips provides only 55 calories and is a great source of vitamin C, fiber, folate, and manganese. (See more parsnip nutrition facts on Self.com.)
Store root veggies in a plastic bag in the crisper drawer of the refrigerator.
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