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Buying Tips

Parsnips can be found in the produce section of health food stores and supermarkets. Look for small, firm, and well-shaped roots (very large parsnips may be woody), and avoid those that are limp, shriveled, or spotted.


Parsnips vary somewhat in size and shape.

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