Bad, good, best: What's the most beneficial way to eat parsnips?

Parsnips – tasty in soup but watch those calories from other ingredients

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.

Good: Roasted:

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.

Best: Mashed:

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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