Coriander Leaf ~ Cilantro

Coriander Leaf ~ Cilantro

Widely used in Mexican, Caribbean and Asian cooking, Cilantro leaves look a bit like flat Italian parsley. It is actually the leaves (and stems) of the Coriander plant. 


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Usage Suggestions

In the Middle East the Cilantro leaves are used in pickles, curries, and chutneys. 

In Mexico and the Southwestern U.S. it is used in everything from salsas and salads to burritos or meat dishes. 

The coriander seeds are used in sweets, breads, cakes and to flavor liqueurs.


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Background

Pronounced [sih-LAHN-troh] this member of the carrot family is also referred to as Chinese Parsley and Coriander.

Widely used in Mexican, Caribbean and Asian cooking, Cilantro leaves look a bit like flat Italian parsley and in fact are related. 


Health Benefits

Fresh coriander leaves (cilantro) are a rich source of Vitamin C, K, and amino acids (protein). They also contain small amounts of alkalizing minerals, such as calcium, and potassium.


Other Common Names

Cilantro, Chinese Parsley, Japanese Parsley. Seed: The seed should always be referred to as Coriander Seed.* 


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Botanical NameCoriandrum sativum