Grown as a root vegetable, cluster of sweet long white roots. Raw it is similar to carrots and parsnip. Cook like beets, boil, stew or roasted for soups and stir fry. Used as sweet flavor in fritters and pies like carrot. Harvest after light frost for the most satisfying flavor. Remove the woody core of older plants before cooking because it is difficult to remove later. Store like parsnip and carrots. Also, coffee substitute like chicory. Has been used to treat indigestion, urinary and Liver disorders, use root and stem. Also known as Crummock, Sugar Root, and Water Parsnip. Tags: Certification: Organic.
Originated in China. Mentioned by Pline the Elder as a favorite of the Emperor Tiberius. Naturally grows on the banks of waterways. Roasted root has been a coffee substitute. The name Skirret comes from the Dutch ‘Suikerwortel’ meaning ‘sugar root’. Delicious skirret recipes