Parsley

parsley in garden - would you love to have a parsley plant in your garden?
@roshand8 (1481)
Sri Lanka
September 8, 2008 11:33pm CST
Parsley is a strong antioxidant made even more powerful when simmered in soups and stews.Freezing preserves its antioxidant properties,but stir frying and grilling reduces it. Antioxidants,a group of vitamins linked to a reduced risk of cancer,is suspected of protecting the body against the damage caused by aging cells.Along with celery,cumin and turmeric parsley has been identified as a particularly valuable soldier in the battle against the proliferation of cancer cells.It contains an enzyme that removes cancer-causing molecules. So,my friends would you like to plant parsley in your garden?
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@salonga (27982)
• Philippines
9 Sep 08
Yes, my dear daughter, I will plant parsley in my garden... side by side with my Rosemary. I just have to know where I could find parsley. I was able to bought Rosemary from the Shopwise but I did not notice if Parsley plants were one of those potted plants sold there. I will surely check out by Saturday. And so it is better to put parsley in soup and stews! Great! I've been using them as decorations to give good presentation to the food at the table whenever I am hosting a party for my friends. But thanks darling for giving me this wonderful tip. Now I know how else can I make good use of parsley. Have a nice day!
@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
9 Sep 08
Dear mama it is nice to see you again..^_^ I hope you will check out this Saturday and plant them in your garden.I have habit to eat those parsley raw when they used them to decorate the dishes hehehe..I don't leave anything healthy in my dish to go to waste When I use parsley to make soups,its flavor is just wonderful,for me if their is no parsley no soups.This discussion makes me want to make a mouthwatering vegetable and chicken soup for dinner,yummy...^_^ Have nice day and cheers...
@salonga (27982)
• Philippines
9 Sep 08
Nice to see you too my darling daughter. (I've been missing jinxky, your sister ha! I've been looking for her in the cyber space, she must be very busy roaming around somewhere there or in another world?) Oh good my dear, you are like your mama, I am like you. We are like pacman, eating and eating everything in the plate but only the healthy cuts and slices like cucumbers, pineapple, the parsley, the onions, the green peppers, and all greens that are there but never the pork, the fatty foods the cholesterol, the processed foods and junks! ha!ha!ha!
@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
9 Sep 08
Yes mama I wonder where she is????!!?? No sign of her,hehehe But,she has changed her avtar!Hope she will come back home after roaming around in another planet or something lol I am surprised that you are just like me? it's just unbeleivable!I am sure my cyber sisters are like that too I love the way we are ..^_^
@shell1986 (405)
• United States
19 Sep 08
If parsley is so wonderful then why is it not being used in cancer research? I really enjoy using it to season spaghetti, it is quite tastey!
@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
22 Sep 08
Parsley is full of flavonoids which is a powerful chemical that aids in the prevention of cancer and can also fight heart disease.Research has identified many active ingredients found in vegetables and their roles in protecting different types of cancer.Vegetables with the Highest Anti-cancer Activity are garlic,cabbage,soy, ginger,umbelliferous vegetables such as carrots, celery, cilantro, parsley and parsnip.Eating right,plus staying physically active and maintaining a health weight, can cut cancer risk by 30% to 40%.Keep healthy and cheers...
@Humbug25 (12551)
10 Sep 08
Hi there roshand8 Yet more great advice from our friend roshand8 here in myLot . Now are we talking about curly leaf parsley or flat leaf? Parsley is also good for reducing the smell of garlic when eaten that is why we have green flecks in our shop bought garlic bread as it is parsley but I don't think they put enough on to reduce the slightest of smells. I don't put parsley on my homemade garlic bread because I can't smell it on myself the next day and my kids eat it too!!
@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
11 Sep 08
oh thank you very much Humbug I think among its more than 30 varieties,the two most popular are flat-leaf parsley and curly-leaf parsley.Both are full of valuable nutrition.Generally,the flat version tends to have a more intense flavor than the curly-leaf variety,but you can pick the type that appeals to you the most.have fun and cheers..
@Opal26 (17691)
• United States
9 Sep 08
Hi roshand, We do learn something new everyday at mylot! I didn't know that about Parsley! I had no idea that it had so many good health benefits. That is something really good to know! Now I will start using it more often. I don't have a garden since I am an apartment dweller, although I might be able to grow it in a little pot if you think it would grow indoors. I'm not sure since we are heading into the winter season and it is very cold in my apartment and I am on the ground floor which makes it even colder. I shall read up on it a bit. I also need to know if it is safe to grow around cats since my boys seem to like to check out the plants I have and I need to be most careful about what I do grow. I don't think parsley is on the "poison" list, but I would definitely have to check first. Thanks for the info!
@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
11 Sep 08
Yes we do yes dear parsley has lots of health benefits,unfortunately people view parsley as a garnish and leave it uneaten or often gets regarded as throw away garnish on plates.Big mistake..It fight against cancer,rich in antioxidant,good for your heart etc..It is a disese fighting herbal medicine,not in the poison list!You can pot it on,no need for a garden and you can keep the pot on your window sill to catch enough sunlight.Keep healthy and cheers..
9 Sep 08
Hi roshand8, Thank you for the information, and I do like parsley but haven't eaten it for a while so maybe I should start start eating it again soon. Tamara
@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
11 Sep 08
You are welcome tamarafureheart and I hope you will start eating parsley very soon,it's healthy and and has a vibrant taste.Unfortunately people people view parsley as a garnish and leave it uneaten.Big mistake hehehe lol Nutritional value of parsley is higher than you must expect,keep healthy have fun and cheers..
• United States
9 Sep 08
huh I didn't know that.
@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
9 Sep 08
Now you know sassygirlanne you can make soups and stews or you can eat them raw.I love to chew them coz it will help with bad breath too.I love to mix them with my salads too and you can plant them.Stalks are good for adding flavor to your stocks.Enjoy..^_^ keep healthy,have fun and cheers..