Chervil Properties And Its Uses
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Plants and trees live a surprising life and follows complex lifestyle till they depart from this earth. It will be a feast for the eyes when the dandelions seeds are dispersed by the wind. It will look like a beautiful fairy flying near the plant. Living with these creatures is an unexplainable joy and happiness. This topic will deal with a plant named Chervil also known as garden chervil or French parsley. The botanical name of this plant is Anthriscus cerefolium.

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Properties And Its Growth

Various Uses Of Chervil


It is used as a seasoning agent for various French dishes. The plant grows to a height of 40-70 cm with trippinate leaves that may be curly. This plant is widely found in Europe which was spread by Romans. The color of the flowers is white and measures 2.54 – 5 cm across. The oblong-ovoid fruit measures 1 cm long. Chervil has also been implicated in “strimmer dermatitis”, or phytophotodermatitis, due to spray from weed trimmers and other forms of contact. Other plants in the family Apiaceae can have similar effects. It grows well in cool and moist location. It should be planted during spring and late fall. It can be regularly harvested.

Nutrients Nutrition Value % DV of RDA
Energy 237 Kcal 12%
Carbohydrates 49.10 g 38%
Protein 23.20 g 41%
Total Fat 3.90 g 19%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Dietary Fiber 42.8 g 107%
Folates 274 µg 69%
Niacin 5.4 mg 34%
Pyridoxine 0.930 mg 71%
Riboflavin 0.680 mg 52%
Thiamin 0.380 mg 32%
Vitamin A 5850 IU 195%
Vitamin C 50 mg 83%
Sodium 83 mg 6%
Potassium 4740 mg 100%
Calcium 1346 mg 134%
Copper 0.440 mg 49%
Iron 31.95 mg 399%
Magnesium 130 mg 32.50%
Manganese 2.100 mg 91%
Zinc 8.80 mg 80%

Uses Of Chervil

  • Chervil is used to season seafood, meat items, soups, spring vegetables and sauces. It has a taste of liquorice or aniseed.
  • Chervil is one of the four traditional French fines herbes along with tarragon, chives and parsley.
  • It has lots of medicinal properties and used as a digestive aid, for lowering high blood pressure and for curing hiccups.
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