A sprig of parsley can provide much more than decoration on your plate. Parsley also provides unique health benefits as it is a rich source of anti-oxidants.
How to Store
- Fresh parsley should be kept in the refrigerator in a plastic bag.
- If the parsley is slightly wilted, either sprinkle it lightly with some water or wash it without completely drying it before storing in the refrigerator.
- If you have excess flat leaf parsley, you can easily dry it by laying it out in a single layer on a clean kitchen cloth.
- Once dried, it should be kept in a tightly sealed container in a cool, dark and dry place.
- Curly leaf parsley is best preserved by freezing, as opposed to drying. Although it will retain most of its flavor, it has a tendency to lose its crispness, so it is best used in recipes without first thawing.
Preparing and Cooking
- Fresh parsley should be washed right before using since it is highly fragile.
- The best way to clean it is just like you would spinach; place it in a bowl of cold water and swish it around with your hands allowing any sand or dirt to dislodge.
- Repeat this process until no dirt remains in the water.
- Italian flat leaf parsley holds up better to cooking
Recent studies have shown these possible health benefits.
- Promotes Optimal Health
- A Rich Source of Anti-Oxidant Nutrients
- Promotes a Healthy Heart
- Protection against Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Cleanses palate and breath at the end of a meal
Excellent source of
- vitamin A
- vitamin C
- vitamin K
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