What am I?
I look a lot like a carrot and I smell like parsley. I'm actually related to both plants.
While I taste delicious, I'm not that popular. It's possible that you have never tried me.
Where I grow
I grow IN the ground. Leave me there until winter's frost, and I become sweeter!
Before cane sugar, I was used to sweeten foods.
After I'm picked
I'm known for my distinct flavor and crunchy texture.
After I'm picked, I should be put in the fridge and kept cool. I'm most commonly baked, but I can be eaten raw too.
Did you guess... Parsnip
Parsnips are full of flavor and sweet crunchy vegetables! If you haven't tried one, you should!
The parsnip (Pastinaca sativa) is a root vegetable.
The parsnip is native to Eurasia; it has been used as a vegetable since antiquity. It was cultivated by the Romans. It was used as a sweetener before the arrival in Europe of cane sugar.
The plant is closely related to carrot and parsley; all belong to the family Apiaceae. Its long, tuberous root has cream-colored skin and flesh. Left in the ground to mature, it becomes sweeter in flavor after winter frosts.
Parsnip Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.
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