Believed to have first been cultivated by the Romans, parsnip is a root vegetable that is a member of the Apaiaceae family, which also includes the carrot dill, cumin, parsley and caraway.
- Consist of good doses of vitamins C and E, which aids in the production of white blood cells to rid the body of infectious diseases and also produces antioxidants which protect the skin from UV rays. (1)
- Contains folate which helps to reduce the risk of neural tube birth defects in infants. (2)
- Contains good levels of potassium, which help to reduce blood pressure and the risk of stroke. (3) (4)
- A great source of soluble fibre which helps cleanse the colon and ease digestion through the body, which also works to control weight management. (5) (6)
|Parsnip Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 100 grams
|Calories from Fat||3|
|Total Fat||0 g||0%|
|Saturated Fat||0 g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrates||18 g||6%|
|Dietary Fibre||5 g||20%|
|Vitamin A 0%||Vitamin C||28%|
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie intake.
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