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Are Parsnips Low FODMAP?

Written by Amy Kaczor MS RD LDN, Registered Dietitian 

Are parsnips a low FODMAP food?

Parsnips are a slightly nutty and sweet root vegetable with an appearance similar to a carrot. Perfect for stews, soups and so much more, parsnips can be prepared in unlimited ways and pack a nutritious punch! But can you eat parsnips on the low FODMAP diet?

According to the Monash University Low FODMAP Diet app, parsnips are low in FODMAPs at a serving size of one medium parsnip at each meal, equivalent to approximately 2.65 oz. In other words, it is unlikely that consuming one medium parsnip will worsen symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

What are the health benefits of parsnips?

Like other vegetables, parsnips are very high in fiber (Henne & Gawel, 2013). Fiber is an essential component of a healthy digestive system and can aid in lowering the amount of cholesterol in the blood. Additionally, parsnips have a wealth of micronutrients, such as folate, potassium, and vitamin C. Finally, they may also have anti-inflammatory properties due to their antioxidant content!

Parsnips are also a great low FODMAP alternative to use for dishes that call for onion. Check out more information about onion replacements.

Summary

We hope this post answers your questions about the low FODMAP diet and parsnips as a part of the low FODMAP diet. Stay tuned for more posts about the low FODMAP diet and low FODMAP foods!

Stay tuned for more posts about low FODMAP foods. Also, check out our other pages for more information on managing digestive health.

References

Henne, B., Gawel, J. (2022, January 21). Parsnips: Packing a nutritional punch. MSU Extension. Retrieved May 3, 2022, from https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/parsnips_packing_a_nutritional_punch


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