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Trader Joe's Parsnips

Trader Joe’s Parsnips

Ingredients

Parsnips. A bunch of them.

Nutrition Facts
about 5 servings per container
Serving size 1/2 9" Parsnip (85g)

Amount per serving
Calories 60
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 10mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 4g
Includes g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 1g

Calcium 4mg 1%
Iron 2mg 12%
Not a significant source of vitamin D, or potassium.

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

We’ll be honest, parsnips are the kind of veggies we don’t often buy. There’s really only one or two times a year that you’ll find them in our shopping cart, and it’s probably because a soup or stew recipe calls for it. Maybe they just need a better marketing campaign. Or a good scandal (#Parsnipocalypse??). We digress…

Point is, the parsnip is an oft underutilized root vegetable, but it has a surprising sweetness and snap to it, and it compliments carrots and other roasted vegetables nicely. We used ours in a Winter Vegetable Soup with delicious results (recipe from Cooks.com here).

They soaked up the flavoring of the beef broth and spices, and gave the soup a nutty, sweet taste that tied the dish together perfectly.

Worth noting, these parsnips weren’t organic – we couldn’t find the organic equivalent at our local TJ’s. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing, as parsnips aren’t on EWG’s Dirty Dozen or Clean Fifteen (a handy resource to keep on hand while shopping).

All told, we liked these Trader Joe’s Parsnips. They were clean, well sized, firm, ripe, and at $1.79, a good deal. Maybe this is the year of the Parsnip afterall.

Did you know this item’s thin plastic package is recyclable? You can’t recycle it with traditional plastic containers, but you can drop it off at most grocery and retail stores – including Trader Joe’s. Click to learn more about recycling plastic bags and wrapping.

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Summary : These parsnips were sweet, nutty, and the perfect addition to our Winter Vegetable Soup. We dig 'em! (Get it??)

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