One of our Food Databanks team has grown some monstrous parsnips, which got us thinking. If we were stuck on her allotment with nothing to eat than this comedy whopper, what nutrients would we get from it and if we sold it on, could we make a nutrition claim on it?
Here is what we found:
Weight 1041g (length 34cm*)
of which is sugars: 57g
Nutrition claims we could use:
Very low salt
Source of Fibre
Source of potassium, thiamin (vitamin B1), folic acid and vitamin C
*not an essential for calculating nutritional information
We have assumed that since we are supposed to be eating this on the allotment, we have not peeled it. But we also assume we have found ways of washing it so we have not included nutrients present in all that soil you can see, or the worm you can’t.
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