Cilantro

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Recipes

Storage Tips

Store cilantro in a jar of water (like flowers in a vase) in the refrigerator with a bag over the leaves.

Nutritional Information

This food is a good source of Thiamin and Zinc, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Vitamin K, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Pantothenic Acid, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Copper and Manganese.

Fun facts

  • Cilantro and Chinese parsley refers to the leaves of this herb.
  • The leaves are finely divided and very similar to parsley.
  • The cilantro leaves have a strong fragrance that is described as both sweet and pungent.
  • The seeds of the plant are always referred to as coriander.
  • Internally cilantro is used for digestive problems; externally it is used for joint problems, as a laxative and hemorrhoids.

Information from Siskiyou Cooperative