Did you know… Parsnips contain a wide range of vitamins, minerals and nutrients this includes, dietary fibre, folate, potassium and vitamin C. The main health benefit of producing fresh parsnips in your diet regularly is that the nutrients consumed can reduce your risk of a number of serious medical problems. In season between November and April, parsnips resemble carrots in taste and texture and are eaten and cooked; they can be shredded thin and eaten raw. The potassium in the parsnips helps to protect you from high blood pressure, while folate helps lower blood levels of homocyteine. They may seem an exotic vegetable but this is unfamiliar to many people, their fiber content will make you full and their sweet taste will help alleviate hunger pangs. That will allow you to stick to your true course toward weight-loss.