parsley

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PRIMARY MICRO NUTRIENTS Vit C, Folic acid, Iron
SECONDARY MICRO NUTRIENTS Magnesium, Calcium, Potassium, Zinc
NUTRITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS and NOTES High Nutrient Content; Energizing “Nerve stimulant”; Extremely rich in chlorophyll and carotenes
FUNCTIONAL BENEFITS Chlorophyll and Carotenes – inhibit cancer causing properties (especially in fried foods) and volatile oil components have anti-cancer effects
PHYTONUTRIENTS Chlorophyll – stimulates hemoglobin, production of red blood cells, prevents excessive menstrual blood flow, very similar to Heme portion of red blood cells, anti-cancer and anti-oxidant effects, astringent – stimulate wound healing, especially of skin and GI tract
PLANT FAMILY Umbelliferae. Related to: Carrots, Celery, Parsnips, Fennel, Dill
DANGERS  None!
RDA Parsley, fresh % RDA
Nutrient Unit per 100g
Water g 87.71
Energy kcal 36
Protein g 2.97
Total lipid (fat) g 0.79
Carbohydrate, by difference g 6.33
Fiber, total dietary g 3.3
Sugars, total g 0.85
Minerals
Calcium, Ca mg 1000 138 13.8%
Iron, Fe mg 8 6.2 77.5%
Magnesium, Mg mg 420 50 11.9%
Phosphorus, P mg 700 58 8.3%
Potassium, K mg 470 554 117.9%
Sodium, Na mg 56
Zinc, Zn mg 11 1.07 9.7%
Copper, Cu mg 0.9 0.149 16.6%
Manganese, Mn mg 2.3 0.16 7.0%
Selenium, Se µg 55 0.1 0.2%
Vitamins
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid mg 90 133 147.8%
Thiamin mg 1.2 0.086 7.2%
Riboflavin mg 1.3 0.098 7.5%
Niacin mg 16 1.313 8.2%
Pantothenic acid mg 5 0.4 8.0%
Vitamin B-6 mg 1.7 0.09 5.3%
Folate, total µg 400 152 38.0%
Choline, total mg 12.8
Betaine mg
Vitamin B-12 µg 2.4 0 0.0%
Vitamin A, IU IU 5000 8424 168.5%
Vitamin E, total mg 15 1.28 8.5%
Vitamin D IU 600 0 0.0%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) µg 120 1640 1366.7%

The Recommended Dietary Amount (RDA) is based upon recommendations for a 40 year old very active man that I have adapted from USDA’s Dietary Intake Recommendations: http://fnic.nal.usda.gov/fnic/interactiveDRI/. Using this link you can make your own calculationsNotes:

Adapted from:

Murray, M. (2005). Encyclopedia of Healing Food. New York, N.Y.: Atria Books

USDA food database: http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/

Other information sources:

Online database of the World’s Healthiest Foods: http://www.whfoods.com/index.php

Online nutrient breakdown of foods: http://nutritiondata.self.com/

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