Parsley - How To Use


Parsley is commonly used as a garnish, often added to a dish to boost the flavour without adding salt. 

What does parsley taste like?

The flavour can be described as fresh, mild and herbal, with slightly peppery and earthy notes. Parsnips are a close relative to parsley.

What flavours go with parsley? 

  • Basil
  • Bay Leaf
  • Caper
  • Coriander Leaf
  • Cumin
  • Garlic
  • Lemon
  • Mint
  • Mushroom
  • Oregano
  • Paprika
  • Potato
  • Thyme
  • Walnut

Our Great Taste award-winning ancient Roman blend Vegeto has notes of parsley alongside flavours like basil and paprika. If you want to pimp up your roast potatoes this is the spice mix for you or just a little pinch on a plain tomato sandwich brings the wow factor. 

Health Benefits - Parsley

Parsley is a nutritious and valuable seasoning because of its high vitamin C and iron content. Parsley is also high in vitamin K. Great for bone and heart health. Vitamin K is an essential vitamin for blood clotting. 

Interesting facts
  • Parsley has an association with death. The ancient Greeks were of the opinion that parsley came from the blood of Ophelets, whose name means forerunner of death. Presenting winners at "funeral games" and athletic games with parsley crowns in honour of the deceased. In need of parsley, the saying meant that someone was so ill that they were expected to die.
  • The Tudors believed that parsley would cure baldness.
  • The Romans wore parsley to ward off evil spirits. 
  • In today's world, parsley has many more positive meanings, such as knowledge and lasting pleasure.
Chief flavour profile

Apiole: (parsley-like and herbaceous) Apiole is the main compound found in the oils of parsley. The apiole of parsley is also found in celery leaves. There are 45 different flavour compounds found in parsley oils. Although it is unique in taste, these different flavour profiles complement many other spices and herbs. Nutmeg and parsley both hold the myristicin compound.


Blends to try with Parsley

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