Parsnip

Parsnips taste nutty and sweet, look like a pale carrot, and are related to carrots. Once considered a luxury in Ancient Rome, parsnips arrived in the United States with the colonists and are now found throughout North America and Europe.  Parsnips are excellent for improving digestion and aid in liver function. They have a slight diuretic effect and leave an alkaline ash in the body. Parsnips compare with carrots in nutritional value: they have significant levels of vitamin C, manganese, niacin, and potassium. They are considered a starch vegetable and a summer food. Parsnips are avail..

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