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Parsley seeds edible??

sybillesybille Posts: 76

Maybe there is an expert out there:

Does anyone know whether one van eat or cook with Parsley Seeds? I have tried Google and Wikipedia, could not find anything.

Thanks in advance

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,579

    I recall parsley tea made with the seeds is supposed to be good for arthritis, is packed with anti-oxidants and generally supposed to be good for you  - e.g.

    http://theheartysoul.com/health-benefits-of-parsley-tea/

    http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Parsley-Tea

    Last edited: 01 June 2017 12:32:32

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  • sybillesybille Posts: 76

    Thank you Pete8, that helps a lot, I was wondering whether I could use them in cooking, because they have quite a strong "parsley-smell". So obviously the seeds are not poisenous and I'll give it a go! Should be fine in soups and stews....

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,579

    I use fennel seed in curries quite often. They need to be ground first otherwise they stay rock hard even after frying then casseroling (?). I think you may need to do the same with parsley

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • sybillesybille Posts: 76

    Yes, that's what I thought. I use fennel seed, cardamom seeds, cumin seeds - so why not parsley seeds? It's just strange that they are nowhere mentioned in cooking, anyway I'll give it a go!

    Thanks again for you reply!!image

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114

    Unless they are sold for culinary use you cannot be sure they haven't had a seed dressing, which may be poisonous.

    If they were specifically labelled for culinary use you are safe.

  • sybillesybille Posts: 76

    Thank you Welshonion, I am thinking to use my own seeds from the garden.

    I planted a tiny parsley plant in my garden, bought in a supermarket 2 years ago.

    It has grown enormously, lots and lots flowers which will set seeds - hopefully.!

    So it should be safe....

  • Hi! Can you provide an update? Were you able to cook with them? Are they safe? How'd it come out tasting? 

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