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Parsley is great. It is fresh, fragrant and a wonderful accompaniment to any number of dishes, both vegetarian and meat based. For those who find the soapy flavour of coriander overwhelming, Swanson Certified Organic Parsley Leaves offers a great alternative that won’t consume your cooking. For those who just love this fabled herb, there’s never been a better way to add it to your kitchen.
Also known as ‘garden parsley’, Petroselinum crispum is a species of herb from the Apiaceae family. It considers celery and carrots to be its closest known relatives and counts the central Mediterranean as its original home. It has been used as a spice, herb and garnish for as long as anyone can remember and its popularity continues unabated today.
The name Parsley actually comes from the word meaning "rock celery" and it has been a part of culinary and folklore history for millennia. Of course, like any plant, it only pops up when it wants to (twice a year), making it harder to guarantee fresh, local produce in the winter months. Swanson Certified Organic Parsley Leaves is dried at source to lock in all the flavour and nutrients of this garden herb. Meaning that you can enjoy its flavour all year round.
One of the great sleights of the culinary world is that Parsley is often considered to be little more than a garnish. A curly wisp to bring ornate panache to an otherwise bland range of dishes. Of course, as any good chef will tell you, your garnish should always reflect the flavours locked within.
It is worth bearing in mind that Parsley is more than just a culinary aid. It is also fantastically good for you. With every 100g of the herb carrying just 36 calories, it is a great way to add flavour without piling on the pounds. Rich in vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and fibre, the remedial purpose of Parsley should never be overlooked.
Purported to help control blood cholesterol levels, it could be that adding a little Parsley to your diet could help protect your arteries and heart.
But even when you put all of the nutrients in Swanson Certified Organic Parsley Leaves to one side, there is one and only one real argument for popping this handy herb into your spice rack - it tastes delicious!
Use liberally, at your will. Goes great with fish and ham as well as soups and stews.Special Precautions
Store in a cool, dry place. Keep sealed to protect the natural flavour and aroma.
Do not take if the outer seal is broken or damaged upon purchase.