Parsley is a fresh tasting, popular herb used for both garnishing and flavor. It is also traditionally used in therapeutic herbal remedies and teas. Parsley is a good source of flavonoids, which have anti-inflammatory properties. You would need a very expensive high end juicer or wheatgrass juice extractor to juice parsley. However, it is possible to use a blender or food processor and cheesecloth to extract the juices out of parsley.
Things You'll Need
Rinse 4 to 5 cups of parsley leaves under running water to get rid of any dirt or other small debris. You can also soak the leaves in a mixture of water and vegetable wash for a few minutes. Place the leaves on a clean towel or paper towel and let air dry for an hour or two. You can purchase vegetable wash solution at your local supermarket or health food store.
Transfer the parsley to a blender or food processor and puree for about five minutes.
Place a fine mesh cheesecloth on top of a large bowl. Make sure the cheesecloth is twice the size of the bowl.
Scoop out the pureed parsley from the blender using a spatula or spoon and transfer onto the cheesecloth.
Lift the four corners of the cheesecloth and place them together, twist the cheesecloth tightly, then squeeze as hard as you can to extract the liquid into the bowl. The pureed parsley will give you about 2 to 3 ounces of fresh parsley juice.
Transfer the parsley juice to a small jar or container and store in the fridge or add it directly to your favorite vegetable or juice drink.
References and ResourcesUniversity of Maryland Cooperative Extension; Environmental Horticulture; Parsley Production and Consumer Care; Thomas M. Blessington et al.
University of Maryland Medical Center: Vitamins - Phytochemicals: Parsley Contains Polyphenols and Flavonoids
Drugs.com: Parsley Information