In the Know
We bet you didn’t know that parsley isn’t just a garnish on your plate at a fancy restaurant. We also think you might not be aware that leaf parsley is only one type of culinary parsley; there’s also root parsley! The two main groups of herbal (leaf) parsley are: French, or curly leaf, and Italian, or flat; both are incorporated into cooking as well as used to make a delicious, nutrient-dense tea.
What Exactly is Parsley?
A commonly cultivated herb native to the Mediterranean region, parsley leaf is a popular culinary flowering plant that is consumed across the globe. In order to most effectively grow, parsley needs moist soil and full sun. Parsley plants host the eggs of the beautiful swallowtail butterfly; and nectar-feeding insects and bees are also attracted to parsley’s flowers. Even the seeds of the parsley plant provide nutrition to the natural world, as some birds such as the goldfinch love to parsley seed munch. (Isn’t it amazing how dependent living species are on each other?)
Health Benefits of Parsley Leaf
- Contains a antioxidant-rich flavonoid called myricetin
- Anti-inflammatory components
- Aids digestive issues
- Chlorophyll rich
- Boasts high levels of vitamin C & vitamin K
- Immune booster
- The flavonoids apigenin and myristicin help detoxify
What does Parsley Leaf Tea Taste Like?
Parsley, of course! That is exactly what this delightful, refreshing, nutrient-rich tea tastes like.
How to Brew Parsley Leaf Tea
A good boil, and as long a steep as you like, depending on how strong of a parsley taste you seek.