Parsley health benefits
The homeland of parsley is Europe. The ancient Greeks used it in medical treatment, while for the Romans it was a favorite spice. And today it is one of the most used spice plants and a symbol of Italian cuisine. It is extremely rich in potassium and vitamin C, so it is best to use it while fresh. In addition, it contains carotene, iron, calcium, manganese, magnesium … And what are the Parsley health benefits?
There are also phytochemicals in it such as coumarin and terpenoids. They act as antioxidants and prevent the formation of tumors. In addition, they reduce concentration and peroxidation of cholesterol in the blood, thereby contributing to the health of the bloodstream.
Furthermore, parsley is an excellent diuretic and should, therefore, be included more in the diet of people who suffer from high blood pressure, kidney disease, and prostate problems.
It is ideal to use it fresh while the frozen can serve in the preparation of sauces and stewed vegetables. By drying, the parsley loses its quality and aromas. I do not use it. Fresh is, however, unprecedented.
The parsley is perfectly matched with capers, marjoram, basil, laurel, and Breckland thyme.
Parsley and Mango Green Smoothie Recipe
1/2 bunch Italian flat-leaf parsley (no need to remove stems)
1 ripe mango, peeled and sliced
1 cup water
Cut mango into nice size chunks or slices, then roughly chop parsley. Add mango, parsley, and water to blender. Blend on high until everything is smooth and creamy.