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Why isn't my personally favorite tasting vegetable (parsnips) more popular with everyone?


The parsnip ( Pastinaca sativa) is my favorite tasting of all vegetables. I enjoy them raw or cooked or for that matter burned to a crisp on our grill. Yet it is one of the least favorite vegetables and can be difficult to find in many stores. It is a root quite similar to carrot; yet it tastes significantly different ( in my opinion it tastes better than carrot). It is high in vitamins and antioxidants too; thus, it is important for our diet. It is ancient and was used as a sweetener before sugar cane...

 

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Lisa Vollrath (lisavollrath) says

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    John Connor (connorj) 2 years ago

    I hope you are indeed correct. It is such a wonderful and helpful root veggie.

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    John Connor (connorj) 2 years ago

    Well that may explain it then; "me fadder, grandfadder, and great grandfadder" are all from "Down East" and we have a distant relative from the May Flower...

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    John Connor (connorj) 2 years ago

    It is an amazing and significantly tasteful veggie. You really should try it...

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    John Connor (connorj) 2 years ago

    Yes we need to increase the demand so the supply goes way up!

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    John Connor (connorj) 2 years ago

    I appreciate your answer; however, they can indeed be grown in most countries especially in a prepared soil not unlike carrots...

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    John Connor (connorj) 2 years ago

    Indeed you must they are significant in taste, sweetness and nutrition... With regards to turnips; my God, man The Bruce didn't have potatoes to dine on his main "veggie" would indeed be turnips!