How to Make Parsnip Puree

Make parsnip puree with these easy to follow steps! Parsnip is a root vegetable that is closely related to carrots, turnips and beets. The health benefits are very similar to carrots because they share many of the same vitamins and minerals. Your baby will love the nutty flavor and smooth texture!

How to Select Parsnips

  • Firm
  • Small in size – younger/sweeter
  • Heavy for size – sweeter
  • White – sweeter
  • Little to no discoloration
  • Roots still attached to ends


Health Benefits for Parsnips


  • Packed with vitamins and minerals
  • High in dietary fiber
  • Small amount of protein
  • Reduces risk of heart disease, colon cancer, leukemia and stroke
  • Lowers risk of obesity
  • Rich in antioxidants
  • Slows down aging cells
  • Lowers high blood pressure
  • Relieves constipation
  • Lowers risk of diabetes
  • Helps regulate metabolism
  • Supports nervous system function
  • Promotes healthy gums, teeth, hearing and vision


Vitamins and Minerals in Parsnips

  • VitaminsB1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6 (pyridoxine), C, E, folic acid and K
  • Minerals: Calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium and zinc


Parsnip Puree Recipes Baby Will Love

Roasted Parsnip Puree

Steamed Parsnip Puree


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  1. Hello Rachel,
    This is a great site for babies food, wish it was available some years back for my baby girl. I will definitely recommend to my relatives, very healthy recipes for babies. Thanks for the post, Good luck!

  2. Hi, Rachel

    Never thought about making parsnips as baby pure. That’s a great idea, healthy and nutritious for the little ones.
    You also gave me a detailed recipe on how to make this pure. Thanks for that.

    I have a question for you.
    Is this for just babies or for older kids as well?


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