Parsely gets most of its attention as a garnish…Yes, it can make any dish look photo shoot ready...but its beauty is so much more than skin deep! 1/2 a cup has more health benefits than you could ever imagine - continue reading to find out what they are...
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Why I love parsley in my salad...

Nutrition

Parsely gets most of its attention as a garnish…

Yes, it can make any dish look photo shoot ready...but its beauty is so much more than skin deep!

1/2 a cup has more health benefits than you could ever imagine:

  • 554% of your recommended vitamin K (that is not a typo!) which keeps blood healthy, maintains bone density, and is an antioxidant
  • 54% of your recommended vitamin C which enhances iron absorption and is an antioxidant - especially for your skin
  • 14% of your recommended vitamin A - aids in healthy vision and boosts your immune system
  • It is also a good source of folate and iron. 

Along with all these vitamins and mineral parsley also contains two components for optimal health - volatile oils which keep healthy cells healthy and inhibit tumour formation and flavonoids which act as antioxidants.

I love to add half a cup to my salad - it adds a delicious flavor with the lettuces. I also like to  mix it in with quinoa, lentil and rice dishes - especially since it has lots of vitamin c which helps you better absorb iron rich foods. Its also really good in your green smoothie or in soup. It is easy to grow - plant some in your garden or even in a little pot in your kitchen so you always have it available.

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