Parsley

Flat Leaf Parsley

Flat Leaf Parsley

Most useful herb you can grow as it works well in almost any dish .  Adds color, flavor and nutritional value.

Add to salads, soups, butter, stuffings, salad dressing, meat & vegetable dishes.

Works in most foods except sweets.

Best food for butterflies and their caterpillars.

Flat Leaf Parsley – has the best flavor

Curled Moss Parsley – looks prettier in salads, etc

 

growing

 

PERENNIAL – Leaves get tough and bitter after first year so it is better to treat as an annual.  Can also be grown as a HOUSEPLANT in a sunny window

FULL SUN or PART SHADE

Plant in well drained soil and keep slightly moist

 

 

harvesting

 

Curled Moss Parsley

Curled Moss Parsley

Harvest leaves early in the morning to get best flavor.

Freeze in ice cube trays with melted butter, olive oil or water. Store cubes in freezer bags.

Dry in cool, dark place so leaves don’t turn brown. Store in air-tight opaque container.

 

 

health-uses

 

Rich in Vitamins A, B & C and contains the flavonoid apigenin, which is an anti-allergen.  More Vitamin C than oranges.  High in calcium and iron.

Bad Breath – Chew leaves after a meal

Cough – Tea helps quiet cough

 

 

 

recipes

Tea – Steep one teaspoon in a cup of boiling water

Wine – Steep a few leaves in a glass of wine for several hours as a tonic

Pesto

Infused Oil

Tomato Basil Soup

 

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