Parsley Leaves Rubbed
Parsley has a delicate flavour that combines well with other herbs.
Dried Parsley softens upon coming into contact with moisture and can be added directly to egg dishes such as scrambled eggs and omelets. In mashed potato, parsley adds colour and flavour. Use in salad dressings and mayonnaise.
To re-hydrate as a substitute for freshly chopped Parsley, place in a sieve and run cold water over it for a few seconds, allow to drain before using.
Other Common Names: Curled Parsley
Botanical Name: (Petroselinum crispum)
Health Benefits: Parsley Leaves are an excellent source of chlorophyll, like many deep green leafy plants. Chlorophyll may be effective in reducing the negative side effects of carcinogens created from environmental sources and household cleaning supplies, but also produced when “charring” food. Parsley is highly anti-inflammatory and works to reduce inflammation in the body. It is naturally detoxifying and is considered a blood “purifier.” A chemical property in parsley may lower blood sugars as well as decrease insulin resistance. Parsley is also a great source of Vitamin K, which is necessary for the body to absorb calcium, and thus can help to strengthen the bones and help to influence good posture.