How to select for best flavor:
Select fresh, crisp-looking, dark-green parsley. Avoid wilted or yellowing sprigs.
Peak of the season:
Parsley, like most fresh herbs, are available year round at a fairly consistent price.
Parsley is very high in vitamins A and C and iron. It is also a natural deodorant and is good for cleansing your breath. It has virtually no calories or fat.
Parsley can be stored in the refrigerator with its ends in cold water, like fresh flowers. It will last this way for a couple of days. Parsley used as a garnish is seldom eaten, although this is the best way to use it to improve your breath. For nutritional benefits, it should be incorporated into dishes so that it is eaten.