Don’t confuse this aromatic herb with cilantro. Italian parsley possesses a distinct flavor even when compared to other parsley varieties thanks to a concentration of essential oils that makes it way more than just a garnish.
Choose Italian parsley that is a vivid green in color; avoid wilted leaves and stems. Store fresh parsley after washing by loosely wrapping it in plastic. It can last up to one week in the fridge. If you wish to freeze your parsley, store it in a plastic freezer bag, but remove stems before freezing. As with other herbs, it’s recommended to add parsley last when cooking to retain its flavor.