Parsley is an annual herb, high in complex B-vitamins, vitamins K, A and C, magnesium, calcium and potassium. The herb is used in small amounts for seasoning food, but this is not always enough to reap its nutritional benefits. You can boil parsley for juice to add to other drinks or consume on its own. One serving of parsley juice is approximately one cup. You can use everyday kitchen tools and it takes approximately one hour to prepare.
Pour the water into a clean pot, place it onto a stove top. Set the stove top to medium-high and bring the water to a low boil.
Place the fresh parsley into a tea infuser ball. Close the infuser ball and place it into the boiling water.
Leave the tea infuser ball in the water to boil for 30 minutes, then turn off the heat. Leave the pot of water to cool on the stove top for an additional 30 minutes.
Lift the tea infuser ball out of the water and open it to expose the parsley. Pinch the parsley between your fingers, squeezing out excess water into the pot, and discard the leaves.
Turn the heat back to low and simmer the water for one hour to reduce the volume and condense the parsley juice. Remove from heat and use immediately.
Increase the amount of water and parsley sprigs to suit your personal taste.
- "Herbs & Spices: The Cook's Reference"; Jill Norman; 2002
- "Cooking Basics For Dummies"; Bryan Miller, Marie Rama and Eve Adamson; 2011
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