Parsnip - belongs to the umbrella family and has been used as a medicinal plant since ancient times. It is distributed mainly in western Asia and Europe, but it is grown all over the world, using root crops as a fodder plant, and some varieties for human consumption.
Today, the root crop is used as a spice, medicinal substances and cosmetics are made with its addition.
Parsnip root contains:
- Vitamins A, C, PP, B
- Amino acids
- Essential oils
Having a beneficial effect on the human body, parsnip improves digestion, increases overall resistance to disease, strengthens the cardiovascular system, has a diuretic and anti-edematous effect.
Parsnip as a condiment
In cooking, parsnip root is used in first and second courses, adding a small amount of it to obtain a spicy taste and aroma. It is also added to pickles, when preserving lecho, vegetable preparations. Confectioners add parsnips to jams and jellies, when preparing tonic and warming drinks. Dried parsnips have a slightly pronounced, spicy, slightly sweet taste.
To make the spice, the roots are cut, dried and ground. It can be used alone or in various mixtures.
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