Cilantro – Coriander

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Cilantro – Coriander

Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum) – Known to Americans by its Spanish name, the rest of the English speaking world knows cilantro as coriander or Chinese parsley. The same plant that produces coriander seeds (a spice) also produces the flat leaves that look almost exactly like flat-leaf parsley, but with a flavour that can’t be mistaken-some people describe it as “soapy.” The leaves, stems, and roots are often used in Caribbean, Latin American, and Asian cooking, and only the fresh herb should be used as it loses all its flavour when dried. Easily grown from seed, buy seeds or plants that have been bred for their foliage rather than their seeds or your plants will bolt to seed and produce very few leaves.

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