January - parsnip

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Did you know that the parsnip contains more vitamin C than carrots? Yep! And, depending on the quality of the soil, method of growing and humidity, it tastes different – from mild and sweet to mild and nutty to spicy and bitter.

Healthy parsnips
In the past, this vegetable was considered an important part of the daily diet before it fell into oblivion. Today, it's experiencing something of a revival! And it's no wonder: Parsnips are easy to digest, keep you feeling full for longer and contain a whole host of nutrients, including vitamin B, vitamin C, magnesium and calcium.

The parsnip is often confused with parsley root. However, unlike parsley root, the parsnip tastes sweet and nutty. Parsley root smells and tastes – as the name suggests – more like parsley.

By the way: If you don't like the sweet taste of parsnip you can, for example, mix it with a particularly sour apple when preparing our delicious parsnip soup. This will cut through the sweetness. If, on the other hand, you prefer it sweeter, you can replace the apple with a pear.

Recipe recommendation: Bio Mio: Apple and parsnip soup