Quick Recipes and Easy

Parsnips an Aphrodisiac or Just Plain Good Eats!

Parsnips are a creamy white skinned vegetable with a green leafy top that are steeped in a rich history. Parsnips have been cultivated since ancient roman times, it is even documented that Emperor Tiberius brought parsnips to Rome from France and Germany where they grew along the banks of the Rhine River.

Parsnips are a root vegetable from the Umbelliferae family which includes such favorites as carrots, chervil, parsley, fennel and celery. Parsnips are also an brilliant form of nutrition. The average 9” parsnip has around 130 calories, no saturated stout, no cholesterol and is high in fiber, folic acid, calcium, potassium and vitamins B1, B2, B3, C, iron and zinc.

Parsnips have a wide range of uses, in Ireland parsnips are used to make beer and wine. During World War II parsnips were used to make mock bananas. The parsnips were mashed and mixed with banana essence to curb the desire for bananas during the war.

Some people believe parsnips to be an aphrodisiac or even a cure all for relieving a toothache or tired feet. In Italy parsnips are used to feed pigs in Parma, these pigs then become tasty Parma Ham.

Parsnips grow wild but are more common in commercial farms. Commercial farmers have found that by harvesting the parsnips and storing them for two weeks in temperatures ranging from 32° – 34°F the starches in the parsnips will start to turn to sugars. Beware of wild parsnips for they may really by water hemlock. Water hemlock looks like parsnip but is poisonous.

When buying parsnips look for firm small to medium sized ones, if the parsnip is too large it will have a woody center. Parsnips can be kept raw in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks in the vegetable crisper or in a vented plastic bag. After cooking parsnips can be kept refrigerated for 2-3 days.

Parsnips can be prepared in a wide variety of ways. Parsnips can be:

• Steamed
• Boiled
• Braised
• Sautéed
• Roasted
• And made into chips

Shauna Hanus is a gourmet cook who specializes in making gourmet recipes. She has extensive experience cooking with simple to find grocery items to make delightful gourmet meals. She is also the publisher of a no cost bi-monthly gourmet newsletter. Her newsletter is always fun and informational packed with tips and trivia you can use everyday. Sign up for her newsletter and learn more about Gourmayeats Weekly Recipe Club at gourmayeats.com gourmayeats.com

Tags: cookbook, simple recipes, food people, dairy free recipes, today show, low stout recipes, my recipes, Fruits And Vegetables, source online, everyday food recipes



About the Author

has written 10297 stories on this site.

Write a Comment

Gravatars are small images that can show your personality. You can get your gravatar for free today!

Copyright © 2017 Quick Recipes and Easy, Gourmet Food Recipes, Gourmet Food Blog. All rights reserved. Crawler and visitors tracking tool for webmaster-SEO script - Outil de suivi des visiteurs et des robots pour webmaster Google bot last visit powered by PrMania.Net
Powered by WordPress.org, Custom Theme and Free web submit and Health Clubs Fitness
Doctor consultation canada pharmacy %{^& buy viagra professional contact us or toll free.