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5 Underappreciated Green Vegetables You Should Be Eating

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Parsley: Although considered bad etiquette, eating the parsley on your plate provided as garnish is actually a very beneficial thing to do. Its unique nutritional properties include being a good source of volatile oils, which in animal studies have helped prevent tumor formation and protect against carcinogens, folic acid (a B vitamin), and vitamins A, K, and C, which reduces risk for many diseases. If you do not prefer the flavor, try a different variety of parsley (there are several), or combine it with other herbs in rubs and sauces. It is delicious in the wholesome Middle Eastern classic tabouli, and in pesto.

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By Sarah Shultz for DietsInReview.com

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12:46PM PST on Jan 31, 2014

good to know

12:42PM PST on Jan 31, 2014

good to know

12:39PM PST on Jan 31, 2014

good to know

3:38AM PDT on Oct 8, 2013

Thanks

12:15PM PDT on Mar 10, 2013

Thanks, sharing

9:35AM PST on Feb 7, 2013

Thanks - I've been trying to incorporate more vegetables into our diet.

5:10PM PST on Jan 20, 2013

Thank you Brandi, for Sharing this!

1:22AM PST on Nov 14, 2012

I like all of those. Thanks.

12:02PM PDT on Oct 30, 2012

I never thought of parsely as a vegetable before...always as an herb.

8:00PM PDT on Oct 29, 2012

Love leeks but they are a little expensive. I've bought some dried fava beans, but haven't cooked them yet. Never had them before.

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