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Parsnip (pastinaca sativa)
A common root vegetable - nutty and sweet, the flavour is better in winter months (when it is also more easily found) - especially after a few frosts. It was popular with the Romans and Greeks, but is still generally despised by the French.
Only the root part of the plant should be eaten as the leaves are poisonous. See our Recipe Section
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