Both the flavorful leaves and roots of parsley are used for garnishes, salads, and cooking to flavor soups or side dishes. Use fresh or dried parsley in a variety of recipes. Parsley leaves are either of the curled type or the Italian flat-leaf type. One of the most nutritious herbs, parsley is packed with vitamins and minerals like calcium, vitamin C, and potassium. To maintain the crispness and appearance of freshly harvested parsley, store at temperatures of 32–36°F/0–2.2°C at 95% relative humidity. Used medicinally as a bitter, aromatic herb that stimulates the digestive process.