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Parsley Know Your Herbs and Spices #DailyDishMagazine

parsleyParsley derives its name from the Greek word meaning “rock celery” (it is a relative to celery). It is a biennial plant that will return to the garden year after year once it is established. Let it reseed itself like carrots and you will have plenty.
As cooler weather nears, you can pot up parsley and bring it inside. Place it in a sunny location away from drafts.
This herb is often used as a garnish on your plate and meant to be eaten at the end of your meal to freshen your breath. Parsley packs a punch in the nutrition department. It is high in vitamins K, C and A and high in antioxidants.
Parsley can be found year round at your grocer. You can use this herb in cooking to add color. Its subtle taste goes well with most herbs and can enhance any meat, fish, poultry or veggie dish.
Parsley comes in flat leaf and curly leaf varieties. You can use it fresh or dried.

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