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There are two types of parsley - one with curly, fringed leaves, and Italian parsley, which has flat leaves. This Mediterranean herb belongs to the carrot family.

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French, Italian & Greek cooking; Garnish, soup, vegetables & meat dishes.


Good quality parsley will be dark green, crsip and have a strong smell if a leaf is broken.


Avoid greens like cilantro or parsley that are wilted, have dry brown areas, or are pale or yellow in color. Slimy looking dark spots with small areas of mold indicate old product or poor handling.


Keep only stems wet in a glass or store dry in an air-tight bag.


In general, vegetables will not ripen further after harvest.

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  • Don't throw away lettuce, greens, celery, etc that has been in your refrigerator a little too long and gone limp. Revive most leafy vegetables by cutting a small amount from the stem-end, soaking in warm (100 degree) water for 5 minutes, drain and refrige

    This Mediterranean herb belongs to the carrot family, is popular in northern Europe, and came belatedly to North America in the Nineteenth Century.

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