Eating Smart

Parsley (Petroselinum crispum)

Curly or flat leaf? Main ingredient or simple garnish? Parsley is versatile, delicious, and healthy!

In Mediterranean cooking, parsley is very common- in fact, it’s the main ingredient in our Tabooli salad! Parsley brings freshness to any dish, even if only a garnish. It’s sometimes even used for medicinal purposes.

Parsley’s prevalence in Mediterranean cooking is what makes it such an important ingredient, and can sometime be the common link between your whole meal. At Tabooli, we use parsley to garnish, marinade our meats, flavor our condiments, and showcase our salad.

Flavor isn’t all parsley brings to the table. Here are some healthy-eating benefits of parsley:

  • low calorie
  • fat free
  • low sodium
  • high vitamin K
  • vitamins A and C, iron, potassium, folic acid, and calcium
  • rich in antioxidants

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