Parsley's a lot more than a garnish!
🌱Parsley is a member of the carrot family and there are more than 37 varieties.
🌱The two varieties we see most often are the curly leaved (most often used as a garnish) and flat leaved Italian parsley.
🌱Italian parsley tends to more tender and have a stronger flavor than curly leaved parsley.
🌱Parsley has a sweet, tangy flavor that helps bring out the flavor of other herbs in soups and stews.
🌱It can be added to soups, stews, salads, dressings, and omelets. It can also be made into a tea.
🌱I try to add it to everything I can because it has so many health benefits!
🌱 Parsley has a high Vitamin C and Iron content.
🌱 It facilitates oxygen metabolism.
🌱 It cleanses the blood.
🌱 It dissolves sticky deposits in the veins.
🌱 It facilitates the removal of moderately sized kidney stones and gallstones.
🌱 It stimulates the bowels.
🌱 It treats deafness and ear infections.
🌱 Parsley even has anti-inflammatory properties!
🌱Also, chewing some after a garlicky meal helps to eliminate bad breath because of it's chlorophyll content.
Do you use it for any other health benefits? Do you use it in your cooking on a regular basis?
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