Parsnips are root vegetable and a cousin to the carrot.

While parsnips are an excellent source of fiber, vitamin C and folate, they are a high glycemic index food.

Because of this, they should be avoided or consumed rarely to ensure healthy blood sugar levels.


Glycemic Index=97
Glycemic Load=12

Selecting and Storing Parsnips

Choose parsnips with well-shaped roots and avoid those that are shriveled or contain soft spots. Refrigerate in a plastic bag for up to 2 weeks.

Preferences: No Fish, No Red Meat, No Pork, No Eggs, No Shellfish, No Gluten, No Nuts, No Seeds, No Soy, No Dairy, No Poultry, No Molds, No Citrus, No Nightshade, No Legumes, No Grains, No Corn, No Yeast, No Peanuts,

About The Author

Kelley Herring, founder of Healing Gourmet, is a natural nutrition enthusiast with a background in biochemistry. Her passion is educating on how foods promote health and protect against disease and creating simple and delicious recipes for vibrant health and enjoyment.

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