Parsnip!

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Superfood Spotlight

Don't let its pale color fool you: A serving of this low-calorie veggie is packed with 7 g of fiber (40% more than its brighter-colored cousin, the carrot), 30 mcg of bone-building vitamin K, and 30% of the immune-boosting vitamin C you need daily.

Buy Smooth, off-white, and firm varieties that are small to medium in size. Parsnip ripens after the first frost, so winter months are prime for buying. Store in the fridge.

Try Peeled and diced, it's delicious in soups and stews, or raw in salads. For a healthy side, boil and mash them as you would potatoes. Their sweet, mild flavor requires less butter.

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By Lisa Hoehn

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