So what is Italian Parsley?
Italian or flat parsley is more subtle than cilantro, but with a stronger flavor than curly parsley. It’s used as an ingredient in dishes that don’t have a strong flavor. It’s also used in Mediterranean dishes frequently. Italian parsley adds flavor and texture, making a great addition to many different entrees as a garnish or can be chopped into soups, pasta, and sauces.
Its flavor is stronger than that of its parsley cousin, curly parsley.
- Great source of vitamin A, C & K, calcium, manganese, iron, unique antioxidants and potassium
- High in fiber
- Low calorie
- Contains essential oils including myristicin, limonene, and eugenol.
- The herb has antifungal, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties.
- It is easy to confuse Italian parsley with cilantro. Italian parsley has leaves that are larger and a fresh, grassy smell.
- It should be bright green with no wilting. Look for bright green leaves with no signs of yellowing, browning, or wilting.