Parsley is the world's most popular herb. It derives its name from the Greek word meaning "rock celery" (parsley is a relative to celery). A sprig of parsley can provide much more than a decoration on your plate. Parsley contains volatile oil components that have been shown to inhibit tumour formation,particularly in the lungs. The ancient Greeks held parsley to be sacred, using it to not only adorn victors of athletic contests, but also for decorating the tombs of the deceased. The practice of using parsley as a garnish actually has a long history that can be traced back to the civilisation of the ancient Romans. So lets start using parsley as a meal and not a garnish! Combine chopped parsley with cous cous, eschallots, mint leaves, lemon juice and olive oil to make the Middle Eastern classic dish, tabour. Or serve a colourful salad of fennel, orange, cherry tomatoes, pumpkin seeds and parsley leaves.