CHERVIL HEALTH BENEFITS AND MINERALS

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HEALTH BENEFITS

Fresh chervil, like parsley, is one of the low calorific herb. Nonetheless, its leaves and stems feature exceedingly high amounts of anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber.

Chervil, being a close member of parsley family of herbs, contains similar health benefiting essential volatile oils like methyl-eugenol (1-allyl-2,4-dimethoxybenzene).

Eugenol has anti-septic actions. It has therapeutic application in dentistry as a local anesthetic and anti-septic agent for teeth and gum diseases. Eugenol has also been found to reduce blood sugar levels in diabetics; however, further detailed studies required to establish its role.

Cervil is the of the herb along with parsley, terragon that is rich in poly-phenolic flavonoid antioxidants, including apigenin. Reaserch studies suggest that apigenin works as neuro-protector and may prevent Alzheimer's disease patients through limiting neuronal damage in their brain. It has also found to have cancer-protective functions as well.

Dried herb is one of the finest source of minerals like potassium, (4740 mg/100 g) calcium, zinc, manganese, iron, and magnesium. Potassium is an important electrolyte inside cell and body fluids that helps regulate heart rate and blood pressure by countering pressing effects of sodium. Iron is essential for the production of heme, which is an important oxygen-carrying component inside the red blood cells. Manganese is used by the body as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase.

Furthermore, the herb is also rich in many antioxidant vitamins, including vitamin-A, vitamin-C, vitamin-E, and phenolic anti-oxidants like zea-xanthin, lutein, and cryptoxanthin.

Fresh garden chervil hold many essential vitamins such as riboflavin (vitamin B-2), niacin (vitamin B-3), pyridoxine (vitamin B-6) and thiamin (vitamin B-1). These vitamins play a vital role in carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism by acting as co-enzymes inside the human body.

Nutritional value

Nutritional value:  100 g

Principle

Nutrient Value

% RDA

Energy

237 K cal

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%

VITAMINS

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%

ELECTROLYTES

Sodium

83 mg

6%

Potassium

4740 mg

100%

MINERALS

Calcium

1346 mg

134%

Copper

0.440 mg

49%

Iron

31.95 mg

399%

Magnesium

130 mg

32.5%

Manganese

2.100 mg

91%

Zinc

8.80 mg

80%

 

 

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