Parsley Salad

Parsley Salad (Nutrition Profile of Parsley)

Some nights ago, I had no clue what to eat for supper. I looked in my vegetable cabinet and I brought out the items pictured (below).

I had no idea what I was going to make, in about 10mins. I ended up with this:

After supper, I decided to do a little research on Parsley and here is what I found:

On all accounts, parsley is a super food. Check out the Vitamin A,C and K value, also the minerals in this stuff is amazing.

ps: There is no Yoruba name for parsley, as it is not originally West African. You can get the seeds and plant them, they will grow in tropical and sub tropical, will grow in the summer in temperate countries.


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By |February 24th, 2012|68 Comments


  1. Smart May 1, 2016 at 5:48 am - Reply

    I really need parsley leaf, search all through the food and drink exhibition today in oniru, but can’t get parsley. Its powerful for UTI and I need get one for my friend,

  2. iviecream March 25, 2016 at 3:20 am - Reply

    Need parsley urgently. Please reach me on [email protected]

  3. Afuye Adegboyega Yakubu March 23, 2016 at 4:07 am - Reply

    what is local name for parsley (Yoruba)

  4. happy March 8, 2016 at 4:50 am - Reply

    We may not have notice parsely leave to oversight

  5. kess October 14, 2015 at 3:56 am - Reply

    Pls does anyone have any ideas of where I can get mint leaf in Lagos n its local name?

  6. Madam Eva October 7, 2015 at 3:01 am - Reply

    I ask a woman yesterday she said its ewedu, and really in need or this Parsley leaves, i need it for my Mum and Grand Mum and also a friends Mum, even for my self, Ewedu is also good, but i don’t think it can substitute for Parsley… please any one with info get back to me… [email protected]

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie October 8, 2015 at 9:31 pm - Reply

      It’s definitely not ewedu, ewedu is jute leaf.

  7. bukky October 4, 2015 at 6:49 am - Reply

    I m waiting plssss

  8. Bukai September 18, 2015 at 8:52 am - Reply

    Ellabelbysophia pls many people are waiting to know the name of parsley in yoruba as you earlier promised

  9. Uche September 14, 2015 at 7:46 am - Reply

    Ellabelbysophia pls am still waiting for d local name of parsley dat u promised

  10. temitope August 27, 2015 at 2:28 pm - Reply

    Pls I really need parsley leaf where can I get it

  11. ellabelbysophia July 31, 2015 at 3:39 am - Reply

    My sister once got parsley for me at mushin market. It actually has a yoruba name but I don’t remember it. Just show d market women the leaves. They know it when they see it. Check shoprite as well. Osata supermarket in ikeja used to stock it…don’t know about now. I assure you, the leaves are not as scarce as they seem. You didn’t notice it cos you’ve not had any reason to in the past. I should get some tomorrow. Will come back to give an update on the local name.

  12. uche July 27, 2015 at 8:19 am - Reply

    Where can I get this parsley spring in surulere Lagos

  13. esperosky June 9, 2015 at 1:42 pm - Reply

    Can I use scent leaf in d abscence of parsley?

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie June 9, 2015 at 2:30 pm - Reply

      Unfortunately not. Scent leaf is not a substitute for parsley.

  14. purityeve June 3, 2015 at 8:50 am - Reply

    is like nobody can tell how to go about this leave?

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie June 4, 2015 at 10:39 am - Reply

      check big grocery chains like goodies and shoprite

  15. Adenike March 5, 2015 at 8:57 am - Reply

    Yes, Parsley is a super herb/vegetable/spice. You should get Parsley at Shoprite but if not get in touch with … for organic Parsley.

  16. ayodeji January 22, 2015 at 2:36 pm - Reply

    I need it, kindly get in touch with me [email protected]

  17. patrick October 25, 2014 at 4:11 am - Reply

    Where did you get your parsley leave

  18. sile July 7, 2014 at 5:30 am - Reply

    can i get d parsley leave from the aboki that sale salad ingredient

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie July 11, 2014 at 9:31 am - Reply

      I am not completely sure about that.. sorry.

  19. Larry July 3, 2014 at 4:20 am - Reply

    Pls where can I buy this parsley ? Thanks…

  20. Curtis Amaechi July 2, 2014 at 6:52 am - Reply

    9jafoodie what is parsley called in our local dialect yoruba or igbo language? also can we find this parsley in shoprite?

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie July 3, 2014 at 7:37 pm - Reply

      You should be able to find it in shoprite.. unfortunately I am not sure of the local name.

  21. dolapo March 28, 2014 at 7:09 am - Reply

    Haven’t seen it before…i must find out what parsley leaf is…

  22. Funmi Adesida March 13, 2014 at 11:44 am - Reply

    What is parsley call in Yoruba?

  23. segun folarin February 27, 2014 at 9:59 am - Reply

    What is it call in Yoruba language

  24. Anonymous January 6, 2014 at 6:13 am - Reply

    What is parsley called in yoruba please and where can i get it?

  25. Anonymous September 24, 2013 at 9:08 am - Reply

    Pls, who knows the yoruba name of parsley and how I can get it in Lagos??

  26. Elias Lamle Dr. September 21, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    I grew parsley in my house in Jos. It’s the only plant in my house that does not die. I cut and wind dry is and it grows out new ones. In fact I had a test last time and my test proved that I had no problem in my body at all. Imagine at the age of 54 and my my body is in perfect condition. The one I love the most is the tea. It’s not nay sweet but helps to elevate mY mood without any bad affect at the end. Parsley is a plant I can’t do without. No way I must have it anywhere I go to.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie September 22, 2013 at 12:17 pm - Reply

      Wow, really good to know one can grow parsley in Nigeria. Thanks for your insight.

  27. chichi September 3, 2013 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    there is parsley leaf in wuse market. got some yesterday with some mint leaves. great for my green tea

  28. chichi Benson August 31, 2013 at 3:39 am - Reply

    I’m in Abuja $ seriously in need of parsley leaf…..pls any referal on where I can geT it?

  29. Anonymous June 18, 2013 at 4:42 am - Reply

    Wat is the common name of parsley in naija?

  30. Anonymous May 23, 2013 at 2:40 pm - Reply

    what is parsley called in naija? can it b found in open market.could only get from p n shop/srite? wld lav to knw.tnx

  31. louisa February 16, 2013 at 8:24 am - Reply

    please how can i get parsley in Nigeria?

  32. Anonymous January 27, 2013 at 12:52 pm - Reply

    Is persely desame as ugupls reply

  33. isy November 1, 2012 at 10:49 am - Reply

    is parsley not koko oba in yoruba and achara in igbo please? kindly confirm. Thank you

  34. KJA_9ja4life July 20, 2012 at 3:55 am - Reply


  35. Sherryphat June 27, 2012 at 4:28 am - Reply

    Pls where can i buy parsley in lagos?

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie June 27, 2012 at 4:46 pm - Reply

      I am not certain unfortunately, maybe check shoprite?

  36. Kify June 6, 2012 at 4:48 pm - Reply

    Hook a sister up with this salad recipe, looks yummy, btw just found ur blog, nice diet tips luv, kudos

  37. jay April 27, 2012 at 9:45 am - Reply

    forgive me, what’s the yoruba word for parsley?

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie April 27, 2012 at 9:57 pm - Reply

      I don’t think there is a Yoruba Name for parsley, the herb is not native to Nigeria.

  38. Doughyin April 20, 2012 at 8:10 am - Reply

    where in Nigeria can i get parsley?

  39. Myne Whitman March 5, 2012 at 12:47 pm - Reply

    I’ve used Parsley in the past in place of some naija vegs but now do more of spinach cos I can get it cut and frozen. I should diversify again.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie March 6, 2012 at 6:24 am - Reply

      The good thing is that fresh parsley is available all year around. I was thinking of mixing it with spinach for vegetable soup 🙂

  40. Nollywood Forever March 5, 2012 at 10:41 am - Reply

    I don’t really like the taste of parsley, but I don’t mind juicing it and shooting it down with some carrot and whatever else.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie April 7, 2012 at 6:56 am - Reply

      That is a brilliant idea…. I am sure E_victor will like that, he is the juicing king. lol.

  41. Relentless Builder March 5, 2012 at 1:53 am - Reply

    I forgot to leave my info on my comment above 🙁

  42. Name March 5, 2012 at 1:52 am - Reply

    Parsley contains Vitamin C and is a diuretic? Wonderful! I’ve always thought of it as “just a herb” not knowing it had all these other benefits. Thanks for sharing.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie March 6, 2012 at 6:28 am - Reply

      Yes Relentless!!! it is a super achiever in my books. You are welcome.

  43. Adura Ojo (Naijalines) March 4, 2012 at 6:41 pm - Reply

    Lovely as usual. Might try it.

  44. Toin March 2, 2012 at 10:07 am - Reply

    I just love the way you dish your meals. Very colourful and inviting

  45. a-9ja-great March 1, 2012 at 3:01 am - Reply

    When will i learn.Listen 9jaFOODie,you better stop the torture or i’d sue.*swallows saliva*

  46. lorlah February 28, 2012 at 8:39 am - Reply

    Would love to do parsley with all this nutritional facts but it taste soo like am eating grass

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie February 28, 2012 at 6:39 pm - Reply

      Hahahha…. try it with lemon juice and olive oil

    • Toin March 2, 2012 at 10:07 am - Reply

      You sound soo sound like Prim 🙂

  47. 9jamom February 27, 2012 at 9:42 pm - Reply

    Looks yummy! Hmm, sounds like a go to for salads then; need to start stocking up on fresh parsley! Thanks for the tip…

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie February 28, 2012 at 6:33 am - Reply

      You are most welcome. It’s my new favorite salad 🙂

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