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Parsley: More Than Just A Garnish On Your Plate

by Leanne J. Sotir, PhD, RNCP

When we think of adding a green leafy to our diet, we often choose kale, chard, or spinach. Although I highly recommend these greens for their exceptional nutritional properties….you may want to try the green leafy herb parsley! Some interesting facts about this herb are it is native to the Mediterranean region and is actually in the same family as carrot and celery. The two most common varieties you often see are curly and the Italian flat leaf. Parsley first made its way to the side of our plates because of its benefits with digestive issues and its abilities as a breath freshener. This “powerhouse” herb just may be, in fact, the most underutilized and underestimated herb in disease prevention.

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