Parsley, Large Leaf
Fresh, Fresh, Fresh! Add this parsley to almost anything you're cooking and you'll add an amazing element of tasting fresh and gardenly. Just to make things way better, you should know this parsley is packed with life saving nutrition. It's loaded with anti-inflammatory nutrients as well being filled with significant amounts of chlorophyll.
You probably recognize parsley as a familiar fresh or dried herb, but you may not know that it can prove to be a boon to your health. Many cultures use it not only to add flavor to dishes, but also for the high nutrient value and the number of parsley benefits.
What are the health benefits of parsley? It’s packed with essential oils and antioxidants, to the point that it’s often called a superfood.
Parsley benefits the body in many ways and is considered a naturally effective treatment for a wide range of symptoms and diseases. This herb has long been considered an all-natural free radical scavenger, heart protector, brain protector, antidiabetic, antibacterial and digestive aid.
As a digestive soother, it’s probably best known for its ability to help regulate bowel movements and decrease bloating — but that’s not all.
essential oils like myristicin and apiol
various nutrients like vitamins K, C and A
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If you have time, you may wish to wash your herbs before storing them using a salad spinner and icy cold water. Then after blotting dry, trim the stems of you herbs a bit before placing them in a quart container with 1-2 inches of water in the bottom. Then cover the container with a plastic bag and rubber band the bag closed on to the quart container. Finally place it in your refrigerator standing up until ready to use.
If you don’t have room for the quart container standing in your refrigerator, you can place your herbs in a sealed bag with an ever so slightly dampened paper towel to help keep them from drying out. You will keep your herbs in the refrigerator ideally where they will not get smashed or forgotten about. When stored properly, your herbs should keep for 1 to 3 weeks.
Herbs commonly have rather delicate leaves that contain moisture which helps them keep then crisp and tasty. If exposed to the conditioned air circulating in the refrigerator, it will dehydrate your herbs and cause them to wither and become limp. The best methods to keep them fresh and crisp is to help them retain their moisture without laying in water which causes them to rot quicker.
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