So, I've just discovered parsnips, and I love them! I went to Nutritiondata.com to check on the numbers, and was disappointed with the carbs, but then checked them with potatoes, and it doesn't look that different (in fact, the Omega 3:6 ratio looks better in potatoes):
½ cup Parsnips:
Omega 3: 2.3 mg
Omega 6: 32.0 mg
½ cup Potatoes:
Omega 3: 7.8 mg
Omega 6: 25.0 mg
I know potatoes are nightshades, but are there other reasons why they would be so much to be avoided, but parsnips are recommended? I just know the scientists/food researchers out there will have the answer!
Parsnips are supposed to have a load more nutrients, potassium is one I remember, pehaps you could try to find a vitamin / mineral comparison?
THE site for complete nutrition data is, well, www.nutritiondata.com . Under each category of nutrients is a tab For More Complete information.
Frankly, I just can't get all worked up about Food A having more or less nutrients that Food B. I don't mean twinkies vs. steak, but similar veggies. Unless you are on a starvation diet, you get all the vitamins you need, other than D. Especially if taking supplements.