Photograph of a bunch of parsnips.

Though parsnips look like white carrots, their flavor is slightly stronger, and tastes more like turnips or rutabagas than carrots. They are a delicious addition to soups, stews, or other Fall and Winter dishes.

Harvest of the Month

Network for Healthy California.

Newsletters and menu slicks for educators, families, and the community focused on a variety of fruits and vegetables.

Reasons for the Seasons: Parsnips (PDF | 379 KB)

University of California Cooperative Extension.

Four page fact sheet includes nutrition benefits, serving tips, tips to prevent food-borne illness, shopping tips, preparation, handing and storage. There are also two recipes and a coloring page for children.

Watch Your Garden Grow: Parsnips

University of Illinois Extension.

Web site contains in depth information on parsnips including varieties, planting and growing as well as selection, storage, nutritional information and preparation techniques.