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Parsnip facts and general information about parsnips.

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Parsnips are Available:


How Do Parsnips Grow:

Parsnips grow underground as a root vegetable.

What to Look for When Buying Parsnips:

Parsnips look like white carrots. Pick crisp and unblemished.

Parsnip Storage Tips:

Store in fridge.

How to Cook Parsnips:

Peel, cut up and cook in soups or vegetable side dishes.

Parsnip Nutrition Facts:

Parsnips are high in fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, folate and potassium

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Parsnip Recipes: 

Roasted Parsnips

2-3 parsnips, peeled and chopped in cubes
1 Tablespoon butter
1 garlic clove
Place chopped parsnip in casserole dish. In small frying pan, sauté garlic in butter. Pour over parsnip and bake at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes.

*Add chopped parsnips to your stews or soups.

Nutmeg Parsnip Sticks In A Skillet

1 lb small parsnips
2 Tbsp butter
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
salt and black pepper

Peel the parsnips and cut into equally sized small 'sticks' - lay out on paper towels so they dry well.
In a large heavy skillet, melt the butter over medium heat.
Add the parsnip sticks, stirring gently to coat them well with the butter.
Sprinkle the nutmeg over the parsnips and stir again to coat.
Cover the skillet tightly with either a lid or aluminum foil, turn the heat down to low heat, cooking slowly for 8 to 10 minutes.
The parsnips should be tender and slightly caramelized.
Taste and add salt and pepper if desired.

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