Asked by: Ersilia Vasyutin
asked in category: General Last Updated: 26th January, 2020

How many types of parsley are there?


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Likewise, people ask, what is the most popular variety of parsley?

The two most popular varieties in the United States are the curly-leaf parsley, Petroselinum crispum, and the flat-leaf parsley, Petroselinum neapolitanum or Italian parsley. Both are in the Apiaceae(formerly Umbelliferae) family. Both are also biennial plants that bloom during the second year.

Also, which is healthier curly or Italian parsley? Since it has a stronger flavor than the curly variety, Italian flat leaf parsley holds up better to cooking and therefore is usually the type preferred for hot dishes. It should be added towards the end of the cooking process so that it can best retain its taste, color and nutritional value.

Secondly, what is the difference between parsley and Italian parsley?

The first difference between flat leaf parsley and curly parsley has to do with leaf-shape, as the herbs' names indicate. Italian parsley is the variety most often used in Mediterranean cooking because of its bright, herbaceous flavor. Many cooks regard it as a seasoning herb similar to basil or oregano.

What is Parsley called in America?

Coriander, also known as cilantro in North America, and parsley are herbs from the same botanical family, Apiaceae. They are both used in cooking.

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