Inspirational Parsnip Madness !!!
The time has come to find all the facts you may ever need around the existence of the most radical of vegetables the trusty parsnip.How radical is all of that ??
In 1609, the new world was introduced to parsnips by British colonists and before sugar came widely available people used parsnips to sweeten cakes and jams!
In Parma, Italy, parsnips are prized pig food and have been since the ancient European times. Maybe this is why Parma ham is so good?
Did you know parsnips make fantastic ice cream as well as wine and parsnip fizz? We know that sounds a little crazy…
If you ever see a parsnip plant, don’t touch it as the sap of the foliage is poisonous and can burn your skin!
You will get 6% of potassium that you need daily from parsnips as they have the highest potassium content out of all vegetables!
Parsnips can help prevent strokes, coronary issues and have anti-cancerous properties and the ascorbic acid they contain help to prevent various eye problems and protect the eyes from sun damage. Forget the carrots making you see better, stock up on parsnips instead!
The Scottish still call parsnips white carrots
Pale brown schizocarp is the fruit of a parsnip, this is oval and has wings!
If you’re allergic to chestnuts, parsley or figs, sorry to burst your bubble but you’re probably allergic to parsnips…