Parsley is a popular herb that is widely used in cooking and garnishing. It has a bright, fresh flavor with a slightly bitter undertone, and is a good source of vitamins C and K, as well as antioxidants. Parsley can be used fresh or dried, and is commonly used in a variety of dishes, such as salads, soups, stews, sauces, and marinades. It is easy to grow in a home garden, and is typically in season from late spring to early fall. When selecting parsley, look for specimens that are bright green and fresh-looking, with no signs of wilting or yellowing. Store it in the refrigerator in a plastic bag with a damp paper towel for up to a week. To prepare parsley for use, rinse it under cold water and shake off the excess moisture. Remove the stems and finely chop the leaves as desired.