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  Parsley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Parsley is used as a food plant by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including the Mouse Moth and The Nutmeg.
Parsley is valued as a breath-freshener, due to its high concentration of chlorophyll.
Parsley is high in oxalic acid, a compound involved in the formation of kidney stones and nutrient deficiencies.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Parsley   (443 words)

 Rod Parsley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Parsley, a social conservative, is a frequent critic of liberal positions on social issues and has appeared at public events with Ohio Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell, U.S. Senator Zell Miller, Ann Coulter, Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman, and others.
Parsley's extreme conservative standpoints and preachings calling for an end to the religion of Islam have led critics to label him a bigot.
Critics state that this is simply a means for Parsley to benefit at the expense of his donors, and cite Ohio state records that suggest his personal fortune sharply contrasts that of many of his viewers, including adjacent $1 million estates for both him and his father as well as a private jet.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rod_Parsley   (1057 words)

 Herbs: Parsley
Parsley always reminded me of the era in American cooking when sprig of parsley was the only herb used as a garnish -- always that one sprig at the side of the plate (if it was a special presentation it would come with an orange slice as well), or chopped and sprinkled over roasted potatoes.
Parsley is used in the Hebrew celebration of Passover as a symbol of spring and rebirth.
Parsley is rich in vitamins and minerals, particularly vitamins A and C, and compounds that clear toxins from the body.
www.sallys-place.com /food/columns/gilbert/parsley.htm   (1325 words)

The reported life zone for parsley is 5 to 26 degrees centigrade with an annual precipitation of 0.3 to 4.6 meters and a soil pH of 4.9 and 8.3 (4.1-31).
Parsley is a rich source of vitamin C and yields a fixed oil, an essential oil, and tannins.
Parsley is generally recognized as safe as a natural seasoning/flavoring and plant extract (21 CFR sections 182.10, 182.20 [1992]).
www.hort.purdue.edu /newcrop/med-aro/factsheets/PARSLEY.html   (525 words)

 botanical.com - A Modern Herbal | Parsley - Herb Profile and Information
Where curled Parsley is desired and is difficult to obtain, because there is no sufliciently sheltered spot in the garden for it, it may often be saved by placing a frame-light over the bed during severe weather to protect the plants, or they may be placed altogether in cold frames.
Parsley fruit or 'seeds' contain the volatile oil in larger proportion than the root (2.6 per cent); it consists of terpenes and Apiol, to which the activity of the fruit is due.
Parsley has carminative, tonic and aperient action, but is chiefly used for its diuretic properties, a strong decoction of the root being of great service in gravel, stone, congestion of the kidneys, dropsy and jaundice.
www.botanical.com /botanical/mgmh/p/parsle09.html   (2605 words)

In classical medicine, parsley fruits were used primarily as a stomachic or carminative (aids digestion and expels gas), and the root as a diuretic (increases flow of urine).
Using parsley as a digestive aid, diuretic, and emmenagogue is based on its volatile oil content, the concentration of which varies from less than 0.1 percent in the root, to about 0.3 percent in the leaf, and from 2 to 7 percent in the fruit.
Parsley root is taken as a treatment for flatulence, cystitis, and rheumatic conditions.
www.herbs2000.com /herbs/herbs_parsley.htm   (1665 words)

 Parsley: Pluck it from your Plate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Parsley will keep for several weeks in the refrigerator--store it cut-end down in a glass of water and cover the top loosely with a plastic bag, removing wilted stalks as they appear.
Sprinkle with parsley and salt; stir to coat potatoes the potatoes with parsley.
The combination of the slightly peppery flavor of the parsley and nutty taste of the browned butter is delicious.
www.gardenguides.com /articles/parsley.htm   (905 words)

Parsley, Petroselinum crispum is a member of the Umbelliferae Family along with dill, caraway, fennel, angelica, lovage, cilantro, carrot, parsnip, celery and coriander.
Later it became associated with Persephone who guided the souls of the dead to the underworld and was used to decorate the tombs and graves of the dead, in hopes of pleasing her.
The Romans would tuck sprigs of parsley in their togas for protection and may have been the first ones to adorn their plates with said sprigs, only it wasn't for decoration but rather was to protect against food contamination.
www.botanical.com /site/column_rita/parsley.html   (1332 words)

Parsley herb oil has a flavor more like the fresh leaves and is in greater demand than seed oil, which is often distilled from aged seed of low germinability (2).
Parsley ‘Moss Curled’ was hand sown in the field on May 14, 1998, at 1.5 lb/acre.
Yields of parsley herb oil from the WARC are comparable to those reported by Guenther (1), as oil yield on a fresh weight basis was 0.26%, which agrees with the 0.25% reported for French parsley herb oil.
ag.montana.edu /warc/parsley.htm   (401 words)

Parsley seed, leaf, and root are all used medicinally, but only the leaf and root have been thoroughly tested and found effective for urinary problems.
Although common Parsley seems an unlikely candidate for medicinal use, the oil extracted from the plant is surprisingly potent--and, in large doses, even dangerous.
Parsley is not recommended for water retention due to a heart or kidney condition; and should not be used if you have a kidney inflammation.
www.raintosun.com /phyto/parsley.htm   (482 words)

Parsley is one of the most widely known culinary herbs and has been in cultivation since the Middle Ages.
Parsley generally requires 70 to 90 days from the time seed is sown to harvest.
After washing parsley, place it in a glass of water and refrigerate it until it is needed.
www.ext.colostate.edu /ptlk/1059.html   (353 words)

 Parsley -- Petroselinum crispum (Mill.) Nym.
Parsley, including both leaf and root type, is a member of the same family as celery: Umbelliferae.
Although parsley leaves are used most commonly in the fresh green condition as a garnish, their characteristic flavor and green color can be retained if the leaves are dried rapidly.
Quite often parsley is left on the plate to become the last bite, as it tends to sweeten the breath.
edis.ifas.ufl.edu /MV105   (615 words)

 Floridata: Petroselinum crispum
Parsley is a clump-forming biennial to about a 1 ft (0.3 m) tall and twice as wide.
Parsley was originally native to southern Europe and the eastern Mediterranean region.
Parsley has been used as a medicinal herb since the Middle Ages, but there is little evidence to support its effectiveness other than its value as a natural vitamin supplement.
www.floridata.com /ref/p/petr_cri.cfm   (746 words)

 WHFoods: Parsley
In addition to its volatile oils and flavonoids, parsley is an excellent source of three vital nutrients that are also important for the prevention of many diseases: vitamin C, beta-carotene, and folic acid.
Parsley is native to the Mediterranean region of Southern Europe.
Parsley is among a small number of foods that contain any measurable amount of oxalates, naturally-occurring substances found in plants, animals, and human beings.
www.whfoods.com /genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=100   (1928 words)

 McCormick - Spice Encyclopedia - Parsley
Parsley is the dried leaves of the hardy biennial herb Petroselinum crispum (family Umbelliferae).
Parsley is popular in Middle Eastern cuisine and the spice blends of fines herbes, bouquet garni, and pestos.
Parsley was used to flavor and garnish food as early as the third century B.C. The name "parsley" comes from the Greek word petros, meaning "stone," because the plant was often found growing among rocks.
www.mccormick.com /content.cfm?id=8226   (256 words)

 The Gardener's Network - Vegetable Gardening: How to Grow Parsley
While Parsley is a biennial, it is often grown as an annual, especially in colder climates.
Begin to pick parsley as soon as the leaves begin to curl and are of sufficient size for your recipe.
Parsley that has wintered over in your garden will begin their growth with the first rays of sun in the spring.
www.gardenersnet.com /vegetable/parsley.htm   (384 words)

 Parsley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Parsley is a biennial which means it grows a plant the first year and sends up a seed stalk or flowers the second year.
If parsley is forced to grow for long periods at temperatures above 90 degrees F., growth is greatly reduced and death may occur.
Parsley is cold hardy and can overwinter in most areas.
aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu /plantanswers/vegetables/parsley.html   (171 words)

Parsley is the dried leaf of Petroselinum crispum, a biennial in the parsley family.
Parsley is most popular as a garnish and is an excellent breath freshener.
Parsley was cultivated as early as the third century BC.
www.justmecookin.com /parsley.html   (247 words)

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Common parsley, Petroselinium crispum, is well known for its use as a garnish or as a flavoring in many dishes and salads.
Parsley is an easy herb to grow indoors as long as it has a bright location and holes in the bottom of the pot to insure good drainage.
Parsley preserved by either method should be used within a year's time.
www.extension.umn.edu /projects/yardandgarden/ygbriefs/h208parsley.html   (705 words)

Parsley is a rich source of calcium, iron, riboflavin, potassium, thiamine, vitamin A, vitamin C and trace amounts of niacin.
Parsley is commonly known for being a great digestive aid and breath fresher.
Other uses for Parsley have been to tone the urinary tract reducing the possibility of infections, alleviate painful menstruation, lowering blood pressure and improving asthma, allergies and bronchitis by drying excessive mucous.
www.herbalmanac.com /parsley   (259 words)

 parsley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Grow parsley in sun filtered shade or morning sun and afternoon shade, and in partially moist soil that is moderately rich.
Buy small plants of parsley from the nursery, or sow seeds where they are to grow in April if you live in a cold winter climate and in December through May if your winters are mild.
Parsley is used fresh as a garnish, and fresh or dried in many different foods such as vegetables, meats, stews, casseroles, salads, soups, and eggs.
www.psgrill.net /Food/FoodInfo/HerbsSpice/parsley.html   (350 words)

 Parsley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Parsley is one of the best known and most widely used herbs.
The crisp, tight foliage of the curly parsley is the most attractive variety to use fresh as a garnish, but the flat-leaved Italian parsley has a superior flavor when cooked.
Parsley leaves can be harvested as soon as the plant is 6 inches tall.
www.gardenguides.com /herbs/parsley.htm   (482 words)

 Waitrose.com - Parsley - Waitrose Food Illustrated
More prosaically, parsley is an umbellifer, a member of the carrot family that grows wild on Mediterranean shores and came to Britain, along with so much else, with the Romans.
Crush a sprig of curly English parsley between your teeth and inhale: this is sauce parsley, sweet and nutty, with a back note of young beech leaves; the texture is robust, a little grainy and chewy.
In Italy, it's the basis of gremolata, the blend of parsley, lemon zest and garlic that lifts the flavour of osso bucco, the Milanese dish of braised veal shin.
www.waitrose.com /food_drink/wfi/ingredients/herbsspicesseasoningsandcondiments/0508076.asp   (860 words)

 Crop Profiles - Arizona
Parsley is planted twice, once at the beginning of August and again at the beginning of September.
Parsley that has been damaged by looper feeding or that is contaminated with larvae or larvae frass is unmarketable.
Parsley that has been damaged by thrips or that is contaminated by thrips is not marketable.
pestdata.ncsu.edu /cropprofiles/docs/AZparsley.html   (12196 words)

A member of the carrot family, parsley is one of the most commonly used herbs in the kitchens of the past and the present.
Apparently the ancient Egyptians used parsley, the Greeks used it to crown victorious soldiers, and the Byzantines used it as a remedy for kidney stones.
Parsley tea can also be used as a gargle, as a compress, and as a rinse for scalp infestations.
www.uq.net.au /spirituality/healthy_living/medicine_woman/parsley.html   (773 words)

Parsley is very nutritious: vitamins A and C, calcium, several B vitamins, iodine, and iron are just a few of its constituents.
Pests: Parsley can be bothered by carrot weevils, parsley worms, (larvae of the fl swallow-tailed butterfly), nematodes, and crown rot.
Italian parsley is not particularly attractive as a border plant, but it makes up for it in flavor.
www.superbherbs.net /pars.htm   (677 words)

 Greek-Recipe.com | Ingredients - Parsley
Parsley can be also found in dried form preserved in a jar.
Dried parsley is usually added in sauces or in soups.
It is always better to use fresh parsley than dried one and avoid using dried one in salads.
www.greek-recipe.com /static/ingredients/parsley.html   (195 words)

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