How to Select Parsnips:
Choose parsnips that are small to medium sized, as the larger ones tend to have a woody core that would need to be removed before cooking. You want parsnips that are pale, firm, smooth, and well shaped – avoid those that are limp, shrivelled and have soft spots.
How to Store Parsnips:
Store your parsnips in a bag in the crisper, just like you would store carrots. They will keep for up to three weeks.