Question: What are Parsnips?
What are parsnips? I always see them in recipes, but i am unsure of what they are and where to buy them.
Answer: Parsnips are a vegetable similar to a carrot, but have a stronger flavor and are lighter in color. They are often boiled, steamed, roasted, or baked - and often mashed, or they can be eaten raw. The outer color of a parsnip is much lighter than a carrot, having more of a yellowish color, and they are white on the inside. They are a root vegetable, grown much the same way as a carrot, and have a leafy top as a carrot does. Parsnips are delicious for their sweet flavor.