Parsley is a member of the Umbelliferae, or carrot, family.
Although more than 30 varieties of parsley are grown, the most popular varieties are curly-leaf parsley and Italian or flat-leaf parsley.
Culinary Caution! Parsley should not be consumed in large amounts by pregnant women.
Antioxidant Score (ORAC)=1,301
Selecting and Storing Parsley
If choosing fresh parsley, look for bright-green leaves with no signs of yellowing. Store in a plastic bag, refrigerated for up to a week. Store dried parsley in a cool, dry place.