Parsley (Petroselinum crispum)

Naturally Yours: "Please Pass The Parsley"

Do you casually dismiss that parsley sprig gratuitously placed on your dinner plate? The following information may pique your interest in "Little Pussley," as it was formerly called.

Parsley with a Purpose

The leafy green herb is more than just a garnish for the blue-plate special at your local diner.

Food historian William Woys Weaver once called a favorite variety of parsley "a delicate ingredient in the cookery of a bygone age when piquant green sauces reigned supreme on the tables of medieval kings, and when parsley was first among all other green vegetables."

Powerful parsley

Promote this garnish to salad centerpiece for clean breath, a settled stomach, and a big hit of antioxidants.

PITY POOR PARSLEY. Most Americans relegate it to an untouched splash of green on a dinner plate. But parsley is much more than a mealtime accessory. This natural breath-freshener has impressive nutritional and medicinal benefits. It's a good source of antioxidant vitamins A and C, plus calcium, iron, and other vitamins and minerals.

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Parsley -- more than dinner plate aesthetics

The article provides information about the health benefits of parsley. Parsley is used as a seasoning and a breath freshener for over 2,000 years. Parsley can be used to treat menstrual complaint...

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