Flavorful dark green curly leaf parsley. Bundles are used in soups, stocks, salad and sauces. Originally cultivated as a medicinal herb to improve digestion. Clears liver and spleen obstructions, kidney stones, aids in bladder infections and a breath freshener. May inhibit cancer cells. Rich in vitamins and minerals including A and C. Frost hardy in cold frame for overwinter harvest. Small flowers attracts beneficial insects, good companion to tomatoes. Tags: Season: Spring Fall, Certification: Organic.
Originated in the Mediterranean basin, grown by the Greeks and Romans more than 2,000 years ago. Introduced to England in the middle ages, Southern Italy, Algeria and Tunisia. The ancient Greek physician Dioskorides called the plant petroselinon, rock parsley. The Greeks adorned the tombs of their dead with parsley leaves and wove the leaves into crowns to place on the heads of victorious athletes. Delicious parsley recipes