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What are parsnips? About the ingredient parsnips. Including 154 recipes with parsnips, nutrition data, and where to find it.


Parsnips a root vegetable related to the carrot. Parsnips resemble carrots, but are paler than most carrots and have a stronger flavor.

While parsnips can be eaten raw, they are more commonly served cooked. Parsnips can be boiled, roasted or used in stews, soups andcasseroles. In some cases, the parsnip is boiled and the solid portions are removed from the soup or stew, leaving behind a more subtle flavor than the whole root and contributing starch to thicken the dish.

The parsnip is richer in vitamins and minerals than its close relative, the carrot. It is particularly rich in potassium with 600 mg per 100 g. The parsnip is also a good source of dietary fiber. 100 g of parsnip contains 55 Calories (230 kJ) of energy.


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1/2 cup slices (78g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 55Calories from Fat 2
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.2g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 7mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 13.3g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Sugars 3.7
Protein 1.0g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 17%
Calcium 3% Iron 3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Parsnips are usually found in the produce section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Parsnips are a member of the Vegetables and Vegetable Products USDA nutritional food group.

How much do parsnips weigh?

measure grams
1 cup slices 78
1 parsnip (9" long) 160

In Chinese:欧洲防风草
British (UK) term: Parsnips
en français:panais
en español:chirivía

Recipes using parsnips

There are 142 recipes that contain this ingredient.

Ashkenazic Chicken Soup and Matzo Balls with Fresh Dill
Corn and Parsnip Cakes
Corned Beef and Cabbage
Creamy Roasted Parsnip Soup
Cucumber Soup with Spring Vegetables
Green Barley Soup with Sorrel and Spinach
Hanoi Beef and Rice-Noodle Soup (Pho Bac)
Hellmann's Boxing Day 'Bubbly Jubbly'
Holiday Roasted Root Vegetables
Kohlrabi Soup with Anise Flavor
Pho Bac (Hanoi Beef & Rice-Noodle Soup)

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