Hi, the health ingredient I will introduce today is water parsley.
Water parsley is a food ingredient characterized by its unique aroma and soft texture.
Water parsley, which is rich in various nutrients, is particularly effective in detoxifying heavy metals and various toxins in the body.
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From now on, we will learn about water parsley with me.
Water parsley is largely divided into two types: water parsley and stone water parsley.
Water parsley is also known as rice paddy water parsley because it is cultivated in rice paddies, and has long stems, soft leaves, and high marketability.
On the other hand, stone water parsley is wild in wetlands or waterside, has short stems, many leaves, and smells stronger than stone water parsley.
Unlike ordinary water parsley, Hanjae water parsley is characterized by a full stem, soft texture, subtle scent, and purple lower part of the stem.
Effects of Water Parsley
Then let’s find out the effects of water parsley.
Water parsley is an alkaline food rich in vitamins and minerals and is effective in neutralizing the constitution that has turned acidic due to a high-fat diet.
It also contains a lot of potassium, which helps to release harmful ingredients such as heavy metals and sodium in the body.
Isoramnetin and persicarine, the ingredients of water parsley, are also effective in suppressing inflammation and breaking down alcohol to relieve hangovers.
Even in oriental medicine, water parsley is known to clear the head, work well in the intestine, and be effective in jaundice women’s disease.
On the other hand, water parsley stimulates the stomach with a strong scent, so it can be harmful to patients with peptic ulcers, so be careful.
It is recommended to choose a water parsley with clear green leaves and a constant length.
If the stem is thick, the texture can be tough, so you should choose the right thickness.
It is recommended that the base of the stem is light reddish brown and has little fine hair.
Also, it is fresh water parsley that breaks easily when the stem is bent and has moisture in its cross section.
Dry or yellow discolored ends are not good because the distribution process is long.
Water parsley may have leech because it grows in wetlands like snow.
The leech is mainly in an empty space in the stem, and if you soak it in cold water with a leak tank or soak it in a tablespoon of vinegar, the leech escapes.
After that, cut the end of the stem by about 1cm and wash it gently under running water.
Water parsley often removes leaves and eats only stems, but in fact, it is better to eat them together because leaves contain about six times more antioxidants than stems.
When storing water parsley, you should first remove the washed leaves, wrap the bottom with a wet towel, and seal it in a plastic pack and refrigerate it.
If you put it up and store it at this time, you can maintain freshness longer.
For long-term storage, blanch water parsley in boiling water, cool it in cold water, squeeze out water, subdivide it into a plastic pack, and store it frozen.
Frozen water parsley is good for eating later with soup or stew.
So far, we’ve learned about water parsley, a healthy ingredient.