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Are Parsnips Good For You?

by Fabian Jackson

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If you’ve been wondering how healthy parsnips really are for you, then you’ve come to the right place. Keep reading to have all of your questions answered and more. 

You might already know that parsnips are native to Eurasia and cultivated by the Romans, but did you know that they were used as a sweetener until cane sugar arrived in Europe?  

Are parsnips healthy?

In essence, yes they are. Parsnips are nutrient-dense, high in fibre but low in fat and calories. You’ll get plenty of vitamin C, E and K, Folate, Magnesium and Thiamine in each serving too. 

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Health benefits of parsnips

Because they’re packed full of fibre, they’re good at regulating blood pressure and digestive health and because they’re high in fibre but low in calories they’re good food for aiding weight loss. 

As parsnips are rich in antioxidants and vitamin C they’re great at preventing oxidative stress and even heart disease. 

What next? 

parsnip bake

Hungry for parsnips? This bake is one of our favourite recipes and will soon be a weekly go-to at home!

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Fabian Jackson
by Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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