Wansoy / Parsley / Cilantro Benefits and Nutrition Info

Wansoy is a tagalog term of  Chinese origin. It is also called as Parsley or Cilantro. It is well known here in Philippines as spice for vegetable cooking.

It is a good source of our daily nutrients.

Parsley (raw) Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy —-151 kJ (36 kcal)
Carbohydrates —- 6.3 g
Sugars —- 0.9 g
Dietary fiber —- 3.3 g
Fat —- 0.8 g
Protein —- 3.0 g
Thiamine (Vit. B1) —- 0.1 mg
Riboflavin (Vit. B2) —- 0.2 mg
Niacin (Vit. B3) —- 1.3 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) —- 0.4 mg
Vitamin B6 —- 0.1 mg (8%)
Folate (Vit. B9) —- 152 μg
Vitamin C —- 133.0 mg
Vitamin K —- 1640.0 μg
Calcium —- 138.0 mg
Iron —- 6.2 mg
Magnesium —- 50.0 mg
Phosphorus —- 58.0 mg
Potassium —- 554 mg
Zinc —- 1.1 mg
Source: USDA Nutrient database


Some medicinal uses of parley:

  • When crushed and rubbed on the skin, parsley can reduce itching of mosquito bites.
  • The essential oil apiole found in all parts of parsley are a proven kidney stimulant.
  • Tea may be used as an enema. An injection of a liquid through the anus to stimulate evacuation
  • Cherokees used it as a tonic to strengthen the bladder. Tonic – as an energy boosting food.
  • It is often used as an emmenagogue. An agent that promotes menstrual discharge
  • Parsley also appears to increase diuresis by inhibiting the Na+/K+-ATPase pump in the kidney, thereby enhancing sodium and water excretion while increasing potassium re-absorption.
  • It is also valued as an aquaretic, promotes aquaresis, excretion of water without electrolyte loss.
  • Chinese and German herbologists recommend parsley tea to help control high blood pressure.
  • Parsley can freshen bad breath, especially from eating garlic.
  • Parsley appears to enhance the body’s absorption of manganese, which is important to help build bone.

7 Replies to “Wansoy / Parsley / Cilantro Benefits and Nutrition Info”

  1. Parsley… this is very good for a kidney therapy. Wash and clean with water, then chop in a very small pieces, boiled with drinking water in a bowl, then filtered it with a clean cloth, put it in a jar or a bottle and place it in a refrigerator as a drinking water. Drink a glass of it once in a day before breakfast for seven days. You will feel what it makes good to you.

  2. Hello, thanks for the details on the nutritional info however I think you might have interchanged parsley with coriander. Wansoy or Cilantro is Coriander in english. I believe it is more aromatic as compared to parsley. Wansoy is the one used as topping for most Thai dishes, in your fresh lumpia, etc. Parsley, on the other hand, is the one usually minced and placed on top of sauces or garlic rice.
    Hope this helps.

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