Parsley is considered an herb, a vegetable and a spice, and is the most popular of any of these designations across the globe. Dried parsley flakes preserve the bright green color and celery-like flavor of the leaf of the plant.
Use as a seasoning and garnish for just about anything and everything edible.
Parsley is a popular culinary and medicinal herb recognized as one of the functional food for its unique antioxidants, and disease preventing properties. This wonderful, fragrant rich biennial herb is native to the Mediterranean region. This leafy herb belongs to the Apiaceae family, in the genus; Petroselinum. Its botanical name is Petroselinum crispum.
The herb is a small plant featuring dark-green leaves that resemble coriander leaves, especially in the flat-leaf variety. However, its leaves are larger by size and milder in flavor than that of leaf-coriander. The herb is widely employed in Mediterranean, East European, and American cuisine.