Bad, good, best: What's the most beneficial way to eat parsnips?
How to get the most out of food choices
This week: Parsnips
Bad: In soup:
Creamy parsnip soup may well count as one of your five a day but a typical recipe contains butter and whole milk and provides around 300 calories per bowl. It also contains 6g or 30 per cent of your daily recommended allowance of saturated fat.
A 100g portion of roasted parsnips has 133 calories and 0.7g of saturated fat. It supplies nearly half of your RDI of vitamin B12, which staves off fatigue. However, over-roasting can increase the chemical acrylamide that is linked to cancer.
There are just 89 calories in 3 tbsp (135g) of boiled mashed parsnips – which rises to 124 calories with 1 tsp of heart-healthy olive oil. It also provides 20 per cent of your RDI of potassium, needed for healthy blood pressure. Mash with carrots to boost your vitamin A intake.
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