Bred for larger leaf production. Extra slow to bolt and good for mild climates. Zesty aromatic flavor leaves used as culinary herb in Mexican and Asian cuisine. No Mexican meal is complete without this multi-purpose herb. The fresh leaves are called cilantro, chop in salsas and salads. Crushed dried seeds are used as a spice called coriander which is an important ingredient to curries, chutneys and breads. Seeds have a lemon citrus flavor and are most commonly used in Indian cooking. The roots are used to add an intense flavor to soups and curries in Asian cuisine Also known as Chinese parsley.
Cilantro is one of the oldest culinary herbs and is native to southern Europe, North Africa to southwest Asia. Seed dating back to 5000 BC was found in a cave in modern-day Israel. Fresh leaves are called cilantro. It migrated to China over the Silk Road, to Europe with the Roman Empire and to the Americas with Spanish conquistadors. Delicious cilantro recipes