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Filed Under (Growing Herbs) by herb-garden on 13-08-2007

Parsley is without doubt the most well known herb and it has been cultivated for thousands of years. It is a hardy biennial that reaches a height of up to 60cm and a spread of 30cm. There are two types of this culinary herb in use, the curly leaf and the flat leaf or Italian parsley. A third type of parsley the Hamburg or Turnip-rooted parsley is a relatively new species grown for their roots.

Grow parsley plant in your garden in sun or partial shade in moist fertile soil. Only a few plants will serve the needs of most families. Pick the fresh leaves as required during the growing season. Parsley cuts should be kept in the refrigerator in a plastic bag to extent freshness. Parsley is a rich source of vitamin A, C, iodine and iron and has high chlorophyll content.

Many foods are served with chopped parsley sprinkled on top. It is an essential ingredient for tabbouleh and bouquet garni. Parsley is frequently used as a garnish.

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