Binomial name: Pastinaca sativa

It is a bianual plant, with a taproot. It is whitish colored, with imparipinnate leaves, dentate borders and clasping petioles.

Origin: parsnip is native to the temperate zone of Europe. In the Old World we still can see how it grows wild.

Medicinal values: experts in medicine affirm that it is a plant with scarce medicinal values, although traditionally it is used to help in cases of gastroenteritis, just like cumin.

Caloric value per 100 g: 75 kcal

Curiosities: Leonardo da Vinci loved to do their own personal recipes; in some of them used this vegetable.