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Parsley is a popular and versatile herb that adds a mild flavor to many dishes. Oftentimes you’ll see it added to your plate for a more attractive presentation. However, parsley actually provides a number of benefits that you may be missing out on if you only use it as a garnish — for instance, it is made into a versatile essential oil with many uses. Learn more about parsley oil in this article.
What Is Parsley Oil?
Parsley oil is extracted from Petroselinum crispum, a hardy and fragrant biennial herb from the Apiaceae family.1 Parsley is native to the Mediterranean region, but is now grown in gardens worldwide as a versatile culinary herb. Its name is derived from the Greek word “petros,” which means “stone,” as this plant often grows in rocky terrains.2
Parsley reaches only 1 to 2 feet in height before flowering and thrives best inpost was originally published on this site