Parsnips are a root vegetable with a nutty flavor and subtle sweetness. They are tasty, but do they fit into your low carb lifestyle?
A low-carb diet consists of 50 to 150 g of carbs per day supported with 70-100 g of fat, 80-120 g of protein, and fiber-rich foods.
A 100 g of parsnips contains 18 g of carbs, 4.9 g of fiber, and 1.2 g of protein. That leaves you with around 13.1 g net carbs.
It's possible to include parsnips in your low-carb diet, if you're not strict about your daily carb intake. You can enjoy them roasted, mashed, or as fries in small amounts.
Parsnips might not be your go-to veggie due to their higher carb content, but they have other attributes worth mentioning.
Parsnips has high fiber content that makes you feel full.
Parsnips have high Vitamin C and Vitamin K which are good for the immune system.
Parsnips have a moderate glycemic index so they won't spike your blood sugar levels.
Parsnips may not be your first pick for maintaining a state of ketosis. But they are good for general health, as long as you keep an eye on the portion size.