Choose parsnips that are firm and dry without pits. Smaller ones may be more flavorful and tender.
Nutrient Content Claims
Fat free, Saturated fat free, Cholesterol free, Very low sodium, Good source of vitamin C, Good source of fiber, Good source of vitamin K, Good source of zinc, Good source of copper, High in pantothenic acid, High in manganese
Dietary Fat & Cancer: Development of cancer depends on many factors. A diet low in total fat may reduce the risk of some cancers. Parsnips are fat free.
Sodium & Hypertension:
- Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure, a disease associated with many factors. Parsnips are very low in sodium.
- Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure. Parsnips are very low in sodium.
- Parsnips, as part of a low sodium diet, may reduce the risk of high blood pressure.
Dietary Saturated Fat & Cholesterol & Risk of Coronary Heart Disease: While many factors affect heart disease, diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of this disease. Parsnips contain no fat, saturated fat, or cholesterol.
Fiber-Containing Grain Products, Fruits, and Vegetables and Cancer: Low fat diets rich in fiber-containing grain products, fruits, and vegetables may reduce the risk of some of cancers, a disease associated with many factors. Parsnips are a good source of fiber.
Fruits & Vegetables & Cancer: Low fat diets rich in fruits and vegetables (foods that are low in fat and may contain dietary fiber, vitamin A, or vitamin C) may reduce the risk of some types of cancer, a disease associated with many factors. Parsnips are a good source of fiber and vitamin C.
Refrigerate parsnips unwashed in an unsealed bag for 3 weeks or more.
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Social Media Posts
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