Parsnips

Parsnips (Pastinaca sativa) are a root vegetable related to the carrot. Parsnips resemble carrots, but are paler in colour than most carrots, and have a sweeter taste, especially when cooked

History

Parsnip consumption in Atlantic Canada is traditionally high and is often grown by farmers producing carrots.

Preparation/Consumption

PEI Parsnips are a good source of calcium, potassium and folate and contain small amounts of other nutrients including Vitamins A and C.

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Scientific Name

Pastinaca sativa