Common Name: Parsley
Botanical Name: Apium graveolens
Growing Area: Grown in temperate regions worldwide
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A popular and familiar herb, Parsley is cultivated as an annual plant in tropical and sub-tropical areas and as a biennial in more temperate climates. Flat or curly leaves, depending on the variety, grow atop long thin stems and the entire plant is a beautiful bright green. Featuring a strong savory flavor, Parsley is often used as a culinary seasoning and also as a garnish due to its pleasing appearance.
Nutrients & Applications:
A highly nutritious as well as delicious herb, Parsley is overflowing with essential nutrients and all their benefits. Parsley is a good source of Protein, Vitamin E, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus and Zinc, as well as a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Folate, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Copper and Manganese. But the true star of this leafy herb is the high Vitamin K content. Numerous studies have shown that Vitamin K may promote bone health and also may promote liver health in some individuals. In addition Vitamin K may benefit the cardiovascular system as well as possibly play a role in memory health. Parsley also contains carotenoids and the powerful flavonoid Apigenin which has shown great potential for contributing to overall health. Parsley may also have diuretic properties as well has possibly help maintain normal blood pressure levels.*