Nutrition for Parsley

Calories, Protein, Vitamins and More


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Parsley Nutrition Summary

One tablespoon of parsley (3.8 grams or 0.13 oz) contains 1 calories and 0.1 grams of protein. Parsley consist of 88% water, 6% carbohydrates, 3% protein, and less than 1% of total fat.

Parsley is an excellent source of many nutrients, including Vitamin A, Vitamin C, potassium and Vitamin K. It also contains significant amounts of calcium and iron.

In one tablespoon of parsley:

  • Calories: 1
  • Protein: 0.1 g
  • Dietary fiber: 0.1 g
  • Sodium: 2.1 mg
There is no significant amounts of sugar, total fat, saturated fat or cholesterol in parsley.

See the Parsley Nutrition Chart for complete recommended daily values.
The specific nutritional values from USDA is for: Parsley, fresh.

Calories in Parsley

Parsley has 1 calories per tablespoon or 27 calories for every 100 grams. Most of its calories are from carbohydrates and protein.

67 percent of calories in parsley are from carbohydrates and 33% of calories are from protein.

Calories from Carbs

The majority, or 67% of the calories in parsley are from carbohydrates. The carbs in parsley are mostly in the form of dietary fiber (100%). An excellent high-fiber food, a single tablespoon of parsley contains 0% of recommended daily values or 0.1 grams of dietary fiber.

  • Dietary fiber: 0.1 g
  • Sugar: < 0.1 g
There is no significant amounts of starch in parsley.

Calories from Fat

Parsley does not contain a significant amount of calories from fat (less than 1%). Parsley is very low in total fat, with <0.1 grams per tablespoon. It also is cholestrol free. Most of the fat in parsley are healthier unsaturated fats:

  • Total fat: < 0.1 g
  • Saturated fat: < 0.1 g
  • Monounsaturated fat: < 0.1 g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: < 0.1 g
There is no significant amounts of cholestrol in parsley.

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Protein in Parsley

A single tablespoon of parsley contains 0.1 grams of protein. Although parsley is relatively low in protein, it does contain all 9 essential amino acids at small amounts.

  • Protein: 0.11 g
  • Tryptophan: < 0.1 g
  • Threonine: < 0.1 g
  • Isoleucine: < 0.1 g
  • Leucine: 0.01 g
  • Lysine: 0.01 g
  • Methionine: < 0.1 g
  • Phenylalanine: 0.01 g
  • Valine: 0.01 g
  • Histidine: < 0.1 g

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Vitamins and Minerals in Parsley

An good source of many nutrients, parsley contains abundant amounts of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, potassium and Vitamin K. In fact, a single tablespoon of parsley contains 68% of recommended daily values or 61.5 ug of Vitamin K. Also an excellent source of Vitamin C, a single tablespoon of parsley contains 7% of recommended daily values or 5 mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamins in parsley (1 tbsp):
  • Vitamin a: 15.8 ug
  • Thiamin: < 0.1 mg
  • Riboflavin: < 0.1 mg
  • Niacin: < 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin b6: < 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin c: 5 mg
  • Vitamin e: < 0.1 mg
  • Folate: 5.7 ug
  • Vitamin k: 61.5 ug
Minerals in parsley (1 tbsp):
  • Calcium: 5.2 mg
  • Potassium: 20.8 mg
  • Iron: 0.2 mg
  • Magnesium: 1.9 mg
  • Zinc: < 0.1 mg
  • Selenium: < 0.1 ug
  • Phosphorus: 2.2 mg
  • Copper: < 0.1 mg
  • Manganese: < 0.1 mg
  • Choline: 0.5 mg
There is no significant amounts of pantothenic acid or vitamin b12 in parsley.

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Flavonoids and Carotenoids in Parsley [3]

Parsley contains a number of healthy phytonutrients and antioxidants, specifically carotenoids beta-carotene and lutein + zeaxanthin and flavonoids apigenin, luteolin, kaempferol, myricetin and quercetin. In one tablespoon of parsley:

  • beta-carotene: 190 ug
  • lutein + zeaxanthin: 209 ug
  • apigenin: 8.08 mg
  • luteolin: 0.04 mg
  • kaempferol: 0.06 mg
  • myricetin: 0.56 mg
  • Quercetin: 0.01 mg

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Nutrition calculations are from Harvard Medical's nutrient guidelines [1] and USDA's food central database (2019) [2].
We calculated values from 2000 kCal daily recommended diet.

Parsley in Cooking

Parsley is in the top 25 most popular ingredients for recipes. Parsley can be consumed raw and is often chopped or minced before cooking or serving. Most recipes call for one or two tablespoons of parsley.

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