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.
ParsnipsParsnips, Rutabagas, Turnips - Oh My!
University of Missouri Extension.
This Web article provides a consumer overview of these root vegetables providing nutrition information, selection advice and preservation methods.
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.
Parsnips: Nutrition. Selection. Storage
Produce for Better Health Foundation.
This page contains nutrition information for parsnips and tips on how to select, store and prepare them.
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.