Get To Know Parsley: “Spice Spotlight”
The name 'parsley' comes from the Greek word petroselinon, meaning ‘rock celery’ due to its ability to grow on rocks. Parsley is native to the Mediterranean region of Europe and has been harvested for over 2,000 years.
Parsley not only tastes good but is known to be one of the most beneficial things to add into your diet. Parsley has flavonoids, which are naturally occurring plant compounds that can counter disease-causing agents within the body. Myricetin a flavonoid that is found in parsley, has been known to prevent skin cancer. If you consume ten sprigs of parsley a day, you will reach the recommended daily intake of vitamin K. Vitamin K is essential for blood clotting, bone health and improvement of calcium absorption in the body.
Aside from its many health benefits, parsley is the perfect to addition to a variety of meal options. Since parsley has a peppery flavor it pairs well with potatoes, tomato-based sauces and egg dishes. You can even add it into your green juice or homemade salad dressing.
The AdapTable Meals that you can find parsley in are our Roasted Garlic and Herb Pork Loin Chops, Garlic Butter Beef Sirloin Steaks, and Mushroom and Wine Skillet Ready Diced Pork. Check the store locator on our website and pick up a meal that’s fit for real life!