Superfoods: Parsley

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A little bit of History:

Parsley has been cultivated for 2000 years and is native to the Mediterranean region of southern Europe. The plant was hailed as sacred in Ancient Greece and used to adorn athletes and the tombs of celebrated individuals.

Benefits:

Much more than a decorative garnish, parsley is a highly nutritious and medicinal food. It is packed full of antioxidant flavonoids, vitamin C, betacarotene and folic acid. The volatile oils in parsley have also been shown to inhibit the growth of tumors.

Tips:

  • Fresh parsley should be washed before use by placing in a bowl of cold water and swishing around
  • if you are using parsley yo make a sauce, use the stems to avoid taking on its green colour
  • Combine bulgar wheat, garlic, mint leaves, lemon juice ad olive oil to make Middle Eastern tabbouleh
  • Add some parsley leaves to a pasta bake and serve with fish to create a meal rich in healthy nutrients
  • To make soup look like it’s just come out of a restaurant kitchen, sprinkle it with chopped parsley
  • Parsley works very well as an extra ingredient to pasta sauces, especially those based on tomatoes or cream

 

Do you have any favourite parsley recipes? or other cool tips on this superfood?

 

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