Organic Cilantro Leaves
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Our organic cilantro is a versatile herb that is essential in many Mexican, Middle Eastern, Indian, and Asian recipes. Cilantro comes from the leaves of the coriander plant "Coriandrum sativum". This plant is a member of the parsley family, and the herb is also known as Chinese parsley and Mexican parsley.
Dried cilantro leaves bring a light lemony and peppery aroma. Use double the amount of dried cilantro to replace fresh. Dried cilantro is best used as a background flavor in saucy dishes likes butter chicken, beans, soups, or marinades.
Did you know?
- Cilantro has a soap-like taste to a certain percentage of the population (4% to 14%). Within the leaves is a natural aldehyde chemical, the same chemical produced during soap-making and from some insects. Not everyone can detect these chemicals in the taste, but those that have a variation in a group of olfactory-receptor genes can.
What do Coriander and Cilantro mean in different countries?
- While the UK and other European nations refer to both the spice and leafy herb as coriander, in Canada & the US the word cilantro is used for the herb. In India, the herb is referred to as "dhania" to distinguish the leaves from the coriander seeds.
- Although coriander and cilantro refer to different parts of the plant in Canada and the US, in Europe and other international locales there aren’t different names for the various aspects of the coriander plant.
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