Petroselinum crispum (Parsley) | BCH-ORGA-SCBD-115653 | Organism | Biosafety Clearing-House

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Organism (ORGA)

last updated: 17 Jul 2020
Organism information
Petroselinum crispum
Kingdom Viridiplantae
Phylum Streptophyta
Class Magnoliopsida
Order Apiales
Family Apiaceae
Genus Petroselinum
Species Petroselinum crispum
  • Petroselinum crispum var. vulgare (Nois.) Danert
  • Petroselinum hortense
  • Petroselinum sativum
  • Parsley
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Characteristics related to biosafety
Believed to have orginated in Southern Europe, along the Mediterranean.
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Parsley is cultivated worldwide.
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  • Pharmaceutical
  • Food
Additional Information
Parsley is a vitamin- and mineral- rich leafy vegetable, commonly used as a herb in cooking. It has also been used as a traditional medicine and some research indicates that it may have pharmacological uses. The plant is also grown for its essential oils. Extracts from parsley leaves has been used to synthesize nanoparticles.
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