The parsnip is a root vegetable and belongs to the carrot family. They have a long history and have grown in Europe since Roman times. The word parsnip is from the Latin â€˜pastusâ€™ meaning food and â€˜sativaâ€™ meaning cultivated. Parsnips have a delicate, sweet and slightly nutty flavour. Different varieties are available with slightly differing shapes, taste variations are marginal. Parsnips are a very good source of fiber. They also contain vitamin C, potassium and small amounts of some of the B group vitamins Dehydration (hypohydration) is defined as excessive loss of body water. It is literally the removal of water (Ancient Greek: ?d??, hÃ½dor) from an object. In physiological terms, it entails a relative deficiency of water molecules in relation to other dissolved solutes. Some definitions even require a rise in blood sodium concentration, but in reality a loss of body water usually accompanies a loss of solutes as well.