Saying Cilantro in different languages:

French – Coriandre Fraîche
Spanish – Cilantro
Gujarati – એક પ્રકારના ધાણા
Hindi – एक तरह का धनिया

 

Cilantro is an herb with wide delicate lacy green leaves and a pungent flavour. The seed of the cilantro plant is known as Coriander. Although cilantro and coriander come from the same plant, their flavours are very different and cannot be substituted for each other.

Some countries refer to the cilantro as coriander, so any references to “fresh coriander” or “coriander leaves” may mean to cilantro.

“Culantro” is an herb related to cilantro that is widely used in dishes throughout the Caribbean, Latin America, and the Far East.

All parts of the plant are edible, but the fresh leaves and the dried seeds are the most commonly used in cooking. Coriander is commonly used in Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Indian, South Asian, Mexican, Latin American, Chinese, African and Southeast Asian cuisine.

Best Season:

Available throughout the year

How to Store:

Store in refrigerator with cut ends in a jar of water and leaves loosely covered with a plastic bag for several days. Change water every 2 days. Or store in a plastic bag for a week.

Cooked with:

avocado, chicken, fish, ice cream, lamb, lentils, mayonnaise, peppers, pork, rice, salads, salsas, shellfish, tomatoes, yogurt