Parsley can be used in any savoury dish, but the flat-leaved variety has a more dominant flavour and can withstand the cooking process. Select deep green leaves with a crisp apperance. Avoid those which are yellowing or wilting. Parsley has high chlorophyll levels which makes it ideal as a natural breath freshner. A couple of sprigs of the fresh herb helps to maintain the blood vessels, hence good for hypertensive people.