Parsnips are a traditional American vegetable; but it is also
popular in England, France, Scandinavia, Hungary, and Holland,
and harvested throughout the fall and winter.
Parsnips have a mild celery-like fragrance and a sweet nutty
Parsnips can be roasted, cooked in butter, added to stews and
braises, used in soups, or simply boiled and mashed.
Parsnips can even be used in dessert recipes such as "parsnip
pie,"in which they are combined with sugar and spices in a
Parsnips can be used in a Cream of Parsnip Soup with Crab Meat.
In Ireland Parsnip and Apple Soup seasoned with garlic, cumin,
curry powder, coriander and cardamom.
The root is a diuretic and was used to treat stomach ailments,
jaundice and kidney stones.
Parsnips contain small amounts of iron, vitamin C, B1 and PP.