Italian Parsley

Organic<br />Italian Parsley
More Than a Garnish

Italian Parsley is a member of the Apiaceae family. This family of herbs is known for their aromatic qualities as well as their hallow stems. Italian Parsley stems are one of the quintessential ingredients in bouquet garni, which is used in the preparation and flavoring of stocks, soups and stews. Italian parsley has a concentration of essential oils which gives it a distinct flavor compared to other parsley varieties.

Nutrition Facts
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April — November
Salinas, CA

June — October
Yerington, NV

November — March
Yuma, AZ

Healthy & Delicious

Italian Parsley, also known at flat-leaf parsley, should have dark flat leaves connected to thin stems. Even though it is more common to use the leaves when cooking, the stems of Italian Parsley actually pack more flavor than the leaves. This type of parsley also bears a strong resemblance to cilantro, but there are a couple of easy ways to tell the difference. First, the Italian Parsley leaves will be shiner and be darker in color. Cilantro leaves also have much more fragrance than Italian parsley.

Beet Salad with Italian Parsley60 min prep
Pesto with Italian Parsley10 min prep

Handling Tips
Fresh flavor

Choose fresh Foxy Italian parsley that is green in color, and avoid shriveled or wilted parsley. To properly store this herb, wash, and then pat dry. Loosely wrap the parsley in plastic and or put in a plastic freezer bag. If Italian Parsley is stored correctly it can last for up to one week in the fridge. You can also freeze it, if you remove the leaves from the stems before freezing. Italian Parsley can keep frozen for up to one year.