Fun Facts on Parsley

July 12, 2010 at 12:00 pm Leave a comment

  • Parsley is thought to have originated in Sardinia
  • Parsley is one of the most commonly used herbs in American Cuisine, used in soups, stocks, sauces and as a garnish
  • There are two types of parsley curley and flat leaf or Italian
  • It is best to add Parsley near the end of cooking a dish to ensure the best flavor
  • The word Parsley comes from the Greek Petros being stone as it was often found growing amongst rocks
  • Ancient Greeks believed that Parsley sprung from the blood of the hero Archimedes after he slayed a dragon
  • Parsley is a natural breath freshener and is often added to shampoos
  • Parsley is a rich source of Vitamin K

Recipe ideas:

  • serve cod with a Parsley sauce a British classic
  • make a pesto with parsley and walnuts
  • roast potatoes with Parsley
  • make tabbouleh with parsley
  • make a parsley and chorizo omelet
  • or lemon and parsley fish cakes

So the next time you buy Parsley, how will you use this most versatile of herbs?

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