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Horse carrots and parsnips - Can we eat them?

My local discount store has 10kg sacks of carrots and parsnips for £1.99. They are advertising them as horse food but they appear to be ok. Is it because they are just mis-shappen or is there some other reason they are not being sold for human consumption.


  • lostinrates
    lostinrates Posts: 55,283 Forumite
    I've been Money Tipped!
    I use horse carrots often. If I'd seen horse parsnips I'd try them too. :)
  • Rummer
    Rummer Posts: 6,550 Forumite
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    Just misshapen and in bulk, we buy them for the animals and use them in our cookery, never seen turnips, usually apples and carrots at out feed merchants.
    Taking responsibility one penny at a time!
    I have never seen horse parsnips before,

    basically they are just the mis-shape or very large, and the supermarkets dont want htem..

    I normally buy a sack of horse carrots peel blanch and freeze, fantastic for adding to casseroles etc...
    Work to live= not live to work
  • Janey3
    Janey3 Posts: 417 Forumite
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    I think it is because they are mis-shapen. We've eaten horse carrots and they are fine. Never had or seen any horse parnsips for sale round my way.
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