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Salsify: Natural Food

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Salsify has a unique flavor.
Salsify has a unique flavor.
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Nutritional Information:

Good source of fiber, vitamin C, vitamin B-6, riboflavin and potassium.

What to Look For:

Select firm, tapered roots with black or white skin. Salsify has a mild flavor similar to artichoke hearts, asparagus or oysters.

Easy Storage and Preparation:

Wrap in plastic and it will keep for up to two weeks in the refrigerator. Before using, remove the tops and thin skin.

Best Uses:

Boil in salted water for 10 to 15 minutes. Mash plain or use in stews. Season with chives, parsley and pepper.

NOTE: An excellent source contains more than 20 percent of the Daily Value for that nutrient. A good source contains between 10 and 19 percent of the Daily Value.

Source: Copyright © 2000 by Ellen Haas.

From the book "Great Adventures in Food" By Ellen Haas.

Used with permission of St. Martin's Press, LLC.


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