In Tudor times, in England, parsnips were a common ingredient in bread (why not try our Parsnip Bread recipe)
In Scotland parsnips are still known as White Carrots.
Two of the most unlikely things abut parsnips are that that they taste really nice raw and they make great ice cream.
In Roman times parsnips were believed to have been an aphrodisiac.
Parsnips can be made into wine or a parsnip fizz and Irish beer is often made from the roots of parsnips boiled in water and hops.
Parsnips are commonly served fried, roasted, boiled or steamed and can be used as a thickener in certain types of soup.
Parsnips are a root vegetable related to the carrot family.