On with the discussion of healthy herbs. One of the most common and probably the least thought about herb is
Of this herb's 30 kinds, Italian, or flat-leaf is a favorite because of its peppery flavor.
In addition to vitamins A, C, and K, parsley cvontains the photochemical polyacetylene, which helps reduce cancer risk. A sprig can also fight bad breath, thanks to its odor absorbing chlorophyll.
Toss with cooked, roasted beets and goat cheese, or add parsley to mixed green and dress with a simple vinaigrette.