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.

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.