INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT PARSLEY



Parsley is an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin K. It is a good source of iron and folate. It contains three times as much vitamin C as oranges, and twice as much iron as spinach.

Parsley contains two types of unusual components that provide unique health benefits. The first type is volatile oil components-including myristicin, limonene, eugenol, and alpha-thujene. The second type is flavonoids-including apiin, apigenin, crisoeriol, and luteolin.

The activity of these volatile oils qualifies Parsley as a "chemoprotective" food, and in particular, a food that can help neutralize particular types of carcinogens.

Parsley is useful as a digestive aid.

Vitamin C in Parsley is also a powerful anti-inflammatory agent, which explains its usefulness in conditions such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

It helps to purify the blood and stimulate the bowels.

For a natural breath freshener, try a sprig of parsley!



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This information is not designed as or intended to be used as medical diagnosis or advice. Patients should consult their physicians about diagnosis and treatment.