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Parsley is no longer just that nasty curly thing on the Passover table.
Parsley is no longer just that nasty curly thing on the Passover table. We now have easy supermarket access to the delicious Italian flat-leaf parsley which I like to remind my pasta class students is a “cooling herb.” Cheese is taboo on top of spicy pasta or seafood pasta, but parsley is more than welcome as it cools the flavors, creating a perfect palatable balance. Beyond its culinary wonders, parsley:
has diuretic properties.
is high in iron.
helps to flush out the glandular system.
contains myristicin, a chemical known for preventing tumors. (in fact, the National Cancer Institute includes parsely in a specialized group of vegetables with high anti-cancer activity.)