Today I peeled a parsley root for soup and discovered it has red/pink spots all over it. It did not look unusual before peeling. I bought it in a supermarket about a week ago, five pieces packaged in plastic together, and kept it in fridge since.
I know that parsley root is rarely spotless, but the amount of spots on this one surprised me. Otherwise it smells and feels just like parsley root.
Is it safe to eat? Is it some kind of mold or other disease that's better to throw away?
Today (one day later) I peeled another parsley root from the same package (the unpeeled one in the picture above) and it seems fine, with no signs of pink whatsoever.
One more thing: According to the text on the packaging the parsley was grown in Czechia, which is where I am.