• Parsley is consumed more frequently than any other fresh herb in America, probably due in part to the fact that it’s so commonly used as a garnish. However, the flat variety has a flavor and nutritional profile that make it worthy of being used as a main ingredient!
• This herb crosses cultures by being widely used in kitchens in America, Europe and the Middle East. Curly leaf parsley is often used whole as a garnish, while flat-leaf parsley is finely chopped and used to garnish in Europe and Asia.
• Look for parsley that is bright green.
• To store, rinse and wrap in a paper towel inside of a plastic bag.
• In the refrigerator, it will last for a week.
• Try chewing on parsley to freshen your breath (a subtle trick after you’ve eaten lots of garlic!)
• Parsley tea is used for weight loss and even gallstones.
Parsley strengthens your immune system, bones and nervous system because it contains vitamins C, B12, A and K.
Parsley contains the cancer-fighting flavonoid known as apigenin.
Parsley includes a volatile oil called eugenol that’s a powerful anti-inflammatory and fights arthritis.
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