Ok, I know that parsley is classified as a herb and not a vegetable but today I’m going to put it into the vegetable category.
If you knew you were going to be stuck on a desert island with only one vegetable which one would you take? You can take any form of the vegetable with you – seeds, dried or live plant.
My choice is parsley. I love parsley whether it’s the Italian or curly variety, it’s all good. Why is parsley on my list?
Well, there’s many reasons why parsley is called a superfood. Lets explore some of these:
- contains loads of vitamins including vitamins K, C, A and folate. Good source of minerals too – iron, calcium, potassium and magnesium.
- even a sprinkle will provide health benefits, but a couple of teaspoons of chopped parsley is best
- contains flavonoid antioxidants that help our protect our bodies against free radicals and reduce inflammation.
- boosts the immune system and protects our DNA due to the volatile oil components. These oils are also anti-fungal and anti-bacterial.
Parsley can be used in salads, as a garnish or just chewed by itself (its a great breath freshener as well).
Its great to grow some in your garden or planter box and a couple of sprigs will provide loads of beneficial nutrients. Lucky for me its easy to grow and will thrive on my desert island.
What would be your desert island vegetable and why?