Parsley is easily one of the most popular herbs in the world. The plant is used as a garnish for many dishes and is used in cooking as well. The plant adds an extra flavor to any dish, While the exact origin of parsley is unknown, it is believed to originate from Sardinia, a large island off the coast of Italy. The herb has a place in history as well as modern times. Whether you’re using the herb in a dish or not, check out these powerful parsley facts.
For the year ending June 2020:
1. 11,995 tonnes were produced and valued at $228 million with 4% sent to processing.
2. The wholesale value of the fresh supply was $268 million, with $219 million distributed into retail and $49.2 million into food service.
3. 38% of Australian households purchased fresh herbs, buying an average of 30 grams of fresh herbs per shopping trip.
4. The supply per capita was 447 grams, based on the volume supplied.
Fresh herbs, including parsley, are grown in most states of Australia, typically in market gardens near the major capitals. Increasing volumes are being grown year-round in high-tech greenhouses in New South Wales.