The Health Benefits Of Parsnips
Parsnips are the tasty root veg people love to roast on Christmas day — but we think it deserves the spotlight for more than one day of the year, for its great taste and even better health benefits. Red on for the full lowdown.
Are parsnips good for you? Definitely — and while these root vegetables may not be as well-known as some other vegetables, they pack a powerful nutritional punch.
The Nutritional Properties of Parsnips
Parsnips are a great source of fibre, which is important for digestive health and can help to regulate blood sugar levels. They are also a good source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, vitamin K, and potassium.
One of the standout benefits of parsnips is their high levels of antioxidants. These compounds help to protect your cells from damage caused by free radicals, which can lead to inflammation and chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer.
Parsnips are also low in calories but high in nutrients, making them a great addition to a healthy diet. They have a sweet, nutty flavor that can be enjoyed in a variety of ways, from roasted parsnip fries to creamy parsnip soup.
In addition to their nutritional benefits, parsnips may also help to boost your immune system. They are rich in vitamin C, which is important for immune function and can help to fight off infections.
So, are parsnips healthy?
Absolutely! These versatile vegetables are packed with nutrients, fibre, and antioxidants that can benefit your health in many ways. Whether you enjoy them roasted, mashed, or pureed, parsnips are a delicious and nutritious addition to any meal. So why not try incorporating some parsnips into your next recipe and enjoy all of the amazing health benefits they have to offer. The best place to start is with our delicious Maple Roasted Roots — the perfect side for those who like their dishes a little bit sweet and a little bit salty.
By Toni Olukiran
Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at her last count) or playing tennis in the park.