10 Amazing Facts About Parsley

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Parsley is an indispensable component of the kitchen and housewives have used parsley for a long time to give their dishes a unique taste.

  1. Parsley is a close relative of celery, dill, caraway seeds and carrots.
  2. The exact origin of parsley is unknown. Some researchers believe that parsley is native to Sardinia, where it is often found in the wild even today. However, it is known that parsley began to be eaten and grown about 2000 years ago.
  3. In ancient Rome, besides the fact that parsley was an obligatory component of most dishes, it was also used to eliminate the effects of a hangover.
  4. Parsley has long been used as a natural breath freshener and is very often used in medicine and cosmetology. It is added to the production of soap and shampoo.
  5. In cooking, there are two main types of parsley, which differ in both taste and appearance. Curly parsley is more bitter and wrinkled like mint leaves and Italian parsley, which has a strong aroma and flat leaves.
  6. The flavor of parsley is also highly dependent on the type of soil and climatic conditions where it grows. Parsley is one of the most popular spices in the world.
  7. It is recommended to plant parsley near rose bushes, thanks to which the flowers become healthier and their own smell is significantly enhanced.
  8. In addition, it is good to grow parsley in the same garden with a variety of vegetables, its smell repels pests, it has antibacterial and antifungal properties and attracts bees that pollinate flowers.
  9. A tablespoon of parsley contains more than half of the recommended daily intake of vitamin K. Parsley is also rich in B vitamins and vitamins A and C.
  10. Besides vitamins, parsley contains a lot of dietary fiber and minerals such as iron, potassium, calcium and magnesium.
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