Parsnip

Pastinaca sativa

Parsnip is closely related to parsley and carrot and tastes like a mixture of both.

Parsnips

Botanical name: Pastinaca sativa
Popular name(s): Parsnip
Family: Apiaceae
Origin: The wild type is native to most European countries as well as Western Asia, Siberia and the Caucasus (source).
Size & weight: Depending on the cultivar, the taproots are between 10 and 20 centimeters long.
Edible: Leaves and taproot can be eaten raw.
Season: The main season lasts from late summer to spring. However, parsnips are available year-round.
More: Parsnip: a brief introduction

Parsnip taproot

Pastinaca sativa

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