Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Parsnip Pancakes

I tried a new veggie on my family:  parsnips.  Here is the link for the recipe:  Parsnip Pancakes (they actually look like hash browns) at What Am I Supposed To Do With That?


Parsnips are rich in several vitamins. A serving provides 38 percent DV for vitamin C, which helps form collagen; maintain capillaries, bone and teeth; metabolize protein; and absorb iron. Vitamin K, which acts a coenzyme during the synthesis of proteins involved in blood clotting and bone metabolism, is present at 37 percent DV. Parsnips contain 22 percent DV for folate, which aids in protein metabolism, prevents megaloblastic anemia, helps lower blood homocysteine levels and prevents neural tube birth defects. They also provide 13 percent DV for vitamin E which, along with vitamin C, is a powerful antioxidant. Parsnips have 8 percent DV for thiamine and pantothenic acid, and 4 to 6 percent DV for riboflavin, niacin and B-6.

Parsnips also provides 6.5 g fiber, or 26 percent of the Daily Value (DV). 

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  1. You are creative! Very cool way to work good nutrition into your diet.

  2. My SIL brings mashed parsnips to Thanksgiving since it is a family tradition for her. Can't say I liked them.

  3. I've never tried parsnips before! They sound very, very healthy!