The Wild Health Benefits of Parsley
Parsley offers a treasure trove of nutritional goodness for virtually no calories. In addition to delicious flavor, this refreshing herb is a wonderful source of vitamins A, C, K, and folate, along with the minerals iron, calcium, and potassium. What is most special about this healing herb however is its robust supply of flavonoids. Parsley has the highest concentration of flavonoids of all foods! Flavonoids are powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds that provide cardiovascular protection, cancer protection and hinder the aging process.
So don’t just garnish with your parsley – eat it! Add chopped, fresh parsley liberally to your favorite salads, soups, stews, and pasta dishes. Go green with your rice and quinoa dishes by adding a generous portion of parsley at the end of cooking.
Here is one of my favorite “bursting with parsley” recipes:
Serves 6 plusThis dish is so easy to make, so good for you, and so tasty that it is a staple in my fridge at most times.
3 cups cooked quinoa
3 cups chopped fresh parsley
4 cloves fresh garlic, minced
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
juice of 1 lemon
5-6 compari tomatoes, finely diced
Blend all ingredients together in a large salad bowl. Let it sit for at least 20 minutes before serving to let its flavors meld.
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