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.

 

Parsnips closely resemble the shape of carrots, except that parsnips have yellow to brown colour and have a distinct sweet flavour.

 

 

Health Benefits

 

  • 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

  Amt. Per
Serving
% Daily
Value*
Calories 75
Calories from Fat 3
Total Fat 0 g 0%
Saturated Fat 0 g 0%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 10 mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 18 g 6%
Dietary Fibre 5 g 20%
Sugar 5 g
Protein 1 g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 28%
Calcium 4% Iron 3%

*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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