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Types of Parsley

Flat-Leaved Parsley
Flat-Leaved Parsley

The two main cultivars of this herb are curly parsley (Petroselinum crispum) with ruffled leaves and Italian parsley (Petroselinum crispum neapolitanum) with flat leaves. In general, flat-leaf parsley has a more robust flavor, while the curly variety is associated with decoration.

source: thekitchn.com
Parsley Root
Parsley Root

Both the root and the leaves of parsley root, also called turnip-rooted parsley, are edible. The root was first used for cooking in 16th century Germany, where it is known as Hamburg parsley, and it has large turnip-like roots and fern-like leaves that taste like celery.

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