Parsley - Health Benefits and Precautions

Health Benefits and Precautions

In addition to its widespread use as a garnish, parsley offers numerous health benefits. Parsley is a good source of antioxidants (especially luteolin), folic acid, vitamin C, and vitamin A. Proclaimed health benefits include anti-inflammatory properties and a boosted immune system.

However, parsley should not be consumed in excess by pregnant women. It is safe in normal food quantities, but large amounts can have uterotonic effects.

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