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Types of Parsnips

Carrots
Carrots

Parsnips or Pastinaca sativa is a root vegetable related to the carrot, Daucus carota, although they are not in the same family of plants. Parsnips are biennials usually grown as annuals, which means they can be found all winter long.

Celery Root
Celery Root

The parsnips can be peeled and cut just like carrots, but the tough skin and larger size of the celery root (aka celeraic) requires a big knife. This is a favourite in my home, where we serve it as a substitute for mashed potatoes.

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Did You Know
Did You Know

Parsnips are a cool season root vegetable that requires at least 2 to 4 weeks of close to freezing temperatures to taste its best. When are parsnips ready to pick? Read this article to find out more about harvesting parsnips.

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Parsnip Substitutes
Parsnip Substitutes

Parsnips are a sweet tasting root vegetable brought to the US back in the 1600's. Parsnips are more popular in Europe than in the US. The root is very versatile and can be added to braised meats, steamed, boiled or baked.

Salsify
Salsify

A skinnier relative of the parsnip, salsify is a delicious, versatile winter vegetable. Salsify belongs to the dandelion family and is also known as the ‘oyster plant’ because of its faintly oystery flavor when cooked (though there’s some debate on that front).

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Sweet Potatoes
Sweet Potatoes

Cut sweet potatoes in half lengthwise. Cut each half lengthwise into four pieces, then into 3-in. slices. Cut parsnips into quarters, then into 3-in. …

Turnips
Turnips

Read the Help! Difference in taste between Parsnips & Turnips discussion from the Chowhound General Discussion, Celeriac food community. Join the discussion today.

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