Parsley is native to the Mediterranean region of Southern Europe. While it has been
cultivated for more than 2,000 years, parsley was used medicinally prior to being
consumed as a food. The ancient Greeks held parsley to be sacred, using it to not only
adorn victors of athletic contests, but also for decorating the tombs of the deceased.
Parsley offers a unique refreshing flavor, releasing a slightly spicy aroma; it’s somewhat
tangy taste has a slight peppery overtone.
Attractive and tasty, parsley leaves are used to flavor a wide variety of Thai and other
Most often used as an edible garnish, parsley leaves and stems add flavor to savory dishes
and salads, deep-fry sprigs to accompany seafood entrees.
Rich in nutrients, parsley contains vitamin A, vitamin C, and iron and beta carotene.