Piccolo is a breed of short, sweet baby parsnips that are both tasty and convenient and a great addition to any diabetes diet, but do remember that they will have a carb count when cooked. Piccolo can be roasted or baked and taste just as good whether hot or cold and are available from October – March. Piccolo parsnips are low in calories and contain no saturated fat or cholesterol. They are a good source of fibre, folic acid, calcium, potassium, vitamins B1, B2, B3, vitamin C, iron and zinc.
Award-winning chef Rachel Green has created a whole bunch of new recipes for your delectation, Curried Piccolo and Sweet Potato Soup with Coconut, Roasted Piccolo with Pear and Beetroot Salad with Blue Cheese and Walnut Dressing, Piccolo Latkes with Roasted Duck and Shallot Marmalade, Braised Beef with Chestnuts, Piccolo and Juniper, and Piccolo Scotch Pancakes with Sugared Apples and Caramel Sauce and Toasted Pecans.
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