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Parsnips Organic
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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 ‘pastus’ meaning food and ‘sativa’ 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 Organic food is produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations. Organic meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products come from animals that are given no antibiotics or growth hormones. Organic food is produced without using most conventional pesticides; fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients or sewage sludge; bioengineering; or ionizing radiation. Before a product can be labeled "organic," a Government-approved certifier inspects the farm where the food is grown to make sure the farmer is following all the rules necessary to meet USDA organic standards. Companies that handle or process organic food before it gets to your local supermarket or restaurant must be certified,