Parsley root vs parsnips - Knowledgebase Question

Chicago, IL
Question by peggyg
February 15, 1998
What is the difference between parsley root and parsnips? Is parsley root a special type of parsley or something else altogether? Is it the same as parsnip?


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Answer from NGA
February 15, 1998

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Parsley roots may look the same as parsnips, but that's where the similarity ends. Parsley is Petroselinum crispin and parsnips are Pastinaca sativa. There is a "turnip-rooted parsley called Petroselinum crispum var. tuberosum.

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