Growing Parsley - Benefits and Instructions
Benefits of Growing Parsley
Medicinal - Parsley contains antibacterial and antifungal properties, can help balance hormones, protect eye and skin health, maintain good gut health and benefit dental health.
- Nutritional Profile - Vitamins A,K and C and folate.
Use in: Soups, stews, salads, sauces, salad dressings, marinades.
Harvest parsley when it is about 6 inches tall and relatively bushy. Harvest whole stems from the base of the plant to encourage more growth. Take from the outer leaves, letting the inner leaves continue to mature. You can harvest as needed, but try not to remove more than one-third of the leaves at a time.
Fresh parsley is best stored with stems placed in a container of water with a bag placed over its leaves to maintain humidity levels. Changing the water regularly will help keep the parsley fresh longer. Another method for storing fresh parsley is to wrap the herb in dry paper towels and place into a plastic bag or sealable container.
Parsley also freezes well. Place chopped parsley onto a cookie sheet and freeze. Place frozen parsley into a freezer safe container and store for months.
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