Without a doubt, parsley is one of the most consumed aromatic plants in the world. Its delicious leaves add a touch of flavor to various dishes. Therefore it is not surprising that it is a vegetable grown in many homes. Although it is mainly known for its leaves, it also has other lesser-known components that are edible. In this article we want to focus especially on the parsley flower.
If you want to know more about her, I recommend you keep reading. We will explain what it looks like and what are the uses that can be given to it. After more than two thousand years of cultivation, it is not surprising that we have learned to use different parts of this vegetable, right? Parsley went from being a sacred plant to being used in medicine, and later in gastronomy. I hope this information is interesting for you!
How is the parsley flower?
We all know more or less what parsley leaves look like, highly appreciated in various culinary dishes from all over the world. But if you have ever grown it at home, perhaps at some point you have been able to see the parsley flower. Flowers are usually removed as soon as they appear so that the plant continues to grow strong and healthy.
In general, the parsley flower appears in the second year after planting this vegetable. They really are groups of many small flowers that meet in umbels. and which grow from a fairly long flower stalk. Usually, their color is white with a greenish tone when they are still very tender, with the passage of time they turn yellowish (very similar to celery flowers). The seeds they produce are oval and flattened, with greyish and brown tones. As for the flowering time, this is usually in summer.
It’s no mystery that parsley has many benefits for our health. Although mainly the leaves are consumed, the flowers are usually more intense. This plant is rich in minerals and vitamins, as long as it is consumed raw. Cooking it can remove some vitamin components. But fresh, this vegetable provides high levels of vitamins A, C and K. In fact, its vitamin concentration is three times higher than that of an orange. Additionally, the amount of vitamin K found in parsley is six times the generally recommended amount. It should also be noted that it helps to absorb calcium and that it is rich in fiber.