Mitsuba Japanese Parsley
Culinary herb which looks similar to flat leaf parsley and can be used the same way, although it is best used raw as it may be bitter if cooked. Mitsuba means 'three-leaves' in Japanese and the flavour resembles a mixture of parsley, celery and coriander - very refreshing. The leaves and stems are softer than parsley, and the roots and seeds all edible. The plant is high in vitamin C and calcium. Harvest by cutting clumps of stems and allowing to re-grow. Prefers moist shade. Hardy perennial. Height to 80cm.