Widely used in Middle Eastern, European, Asian and American cooking as an ingredient and a garnish, parsley leaves impart a milder, sweeter taste than other herbs, such as cilantro. The herb contains no saturated fat and cholesterol and is low in calories, fat, sodium and carbohydrates. Parsley helps to lower cholesterol and blood pressure, to prevent cancer and to promote health of skin, eyes, bones and brain with nutrients and antioxidants such as vitamins A, C and K, folate, beta carotene, potassium, calcium and iron.
From savory appetizers to decadent desserts and each course in between, the Foxy-brand line of produce adds healthful nutrients and flavorful ingredients. These recipes offer suggestions for food pairings, hint at the culinary versatility Foxy-brand products provide and help you fill half your plate with vegetables and fruit at every meal, as suggested by U.S. dietary guidelines.
|Tomato Salad||20 min prep|
Choose fresh parsley with bright green leaves and firm stems free of dark spots or yellowing. Wash, discard old leaves, pat dry and wrap loosely in plastic wrap or a plastic bag; refrigerate in vegetable crisper for up to a week. Or to freeze, remove parsley leaves from stems and package in plastic freezer bags or containers; label with name and date, and freeze up to a year. When frozen, parsley's flavor remains fresh, although leaves may take on a softer texture. In recipes, 1 Tablespoon fresh herbs equals about 1 teaspoon dried. Heat can alter herb flavors, so add parsley as the final ingredient to warm or hot dishes to maintain flavor, color and fragrance or use as an edible and nutritious plate garnish.