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.
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.