Ours is the flat-leafed variety is hardier than the curly variety and has a stronger aroma and flavor that is slightly less bitter. The flavor is often described as fresh and green, with hints of citrus, clove and nutmeg and an earthy taste. The leafy herb is a good source of vitamins A, B, C and K, iron, potassium, and copper. It also contains folate. Its compounds give the herb its aroma as well as antifungal, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidant benefits. It is used as a pallet cleanser and digestive aid. Traditionally used to infuse flavor into soups, stocks, brines and sauces. The leaves are often reserved for garnish, or added at the end to soups for a fresh green taste. Add fresh sprigs to stocks and sauces; use just the stems in a lightly colored sauce to keep the leaves from coloring the dish. Use in marinades and dressings, coleslaws and potato dishes. It should be rinsed under cool water to remove any dirt before use. Store unwashed in the refrigerator, wrapped in plastic for up to a week.