The leaves of this herb, also known as coriander and Chinese parsley, provide a fresh flavor with citrus undertones. Cilantro is an ingredient in many South Asian foods (such as chutneys and salads), in Chinese dishes, and in Mexican cooking, particularly in salsa and guacamole and as a garnish.
Fresh cilantro leaves should be firm, crisp and deep green in color. They should be free from yellow or brown spots. Store the fresh leaves in the refrigerator, wrapped in a damp paper towel and enclosed in a plastic bag for up to three days.
- High in vitamins A, C & K
- Low in saturated fat
- Low in cholesterol