Parsley, common name for a large family of
herbaceous flowering plants, and for one of its genera that is
native to Mediterranean lands.
Parsley leaves were used by the ancient Greeks and
Romans as a flavouring and garnish for foods. Used fresh or dried, the
mildly aromatic flavour is popular in fish, meats, soups, sauces, and
Chopped parsley leaves are a popular decoration in
Central Europe (similar to the use of coriander leaves in China, South
East Asia and parts of India). The plant can grow to 1 m in height where
it is topped by a yellowish green flower and carrot like fruit.