Parsley is not just a pretty green to garnish a plate. The fact is, it’s also an extremely nutritious food with healing properties. With more Vitamin C than most oranges, twice the iron than spinach and more than 1200% RDA of Vitamin K per cup, parsley is bursting at the seems with Vitamins, Minerals and Antioxidants. It also contains beneficial volatile oil components like Myristicin that have documented cancer fighting properties. Parsley is particularly known to be helpful in treating inflammation of the kidney and bladder and edema.
On top of all that parsley is one of nature’s most effective breath freshener – so be sure to eat the parsley on your plate at the end of every meal.
Serving Size 60g (~1 cup chopped)
Amount Per Serving
Calories from fat 3
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 34 mg
Total Carbohydrate 4 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Sugars 1 g
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your Daily value may be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs.
Excellent Source of:
Omega 3 and Omega 6 Fatty acids
Flavonoids: Apiin, Apigenin, Crisoeriol, and Luteolin
Parsley Green Smoothie Recipe:
1 small banana
1 cup Parsley stems removed
~3/4 cup water
Simple and great for you.
Parsley gets its name from the Greek petroselinon meaning “rock celery”. With more than 30 cultivated varieties of this hardy green, the two most widely known, the curly-leaf and Italian flat-leaf parsley, are easy to grow year around in most climates. Choose parsley that is dark green and avoid parsley with wilting or yellowing. Feel free to freeze any left over parsley to keep it fresh for later use.
* Nutrition Source: USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference
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