Cilantro - (Coriandrum sativum)

Cilantro herb

This annual herb looks something like a flat-leaf parsley and gives a sharp and musky flavor. The seeds are called coriander and has a mild, sweet, citrus-like flavour. Cilantro is native to the Mediterranean and Middle East regions. The plant can grow up to 3 feet high.
Plant cliantro in a warm, dry, light soil in a sunny location. In August, when the seeds are ripe, you can cut the plant and separate the coriander (seeds) from the cilantro (plant).

Use chopped leaves in salads, vegetables, soups, beef stew, pork and rice.

Parts used: Leaves, seeds.

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