Cilantro has a mild peppery taste, flat leaves and is similar looking to flat-leafed parsley. It is a family member of the carrot family.
- cilantro is highly perishable and should always be stored in the refrigerator and will last about three days.
- Cilantro may also be frozen, either whole or chopped, in airtight containers. Thaw right before us or it will lose much of its crisp texture.
- Alternatively, you can place it in ice cube trays covered with either water or stock that can be added when preparing soups or stews.
- wash right before using since it is highly fragile
- place it in a bowl of cold water and swishing it around with your hands. This will allow any sand or dirt to dislodge.
- remove the leaves from the water, empty the bowl, refill it with clean water, and repeat this process until there is no dirt remaining in the water.
- an edible garnish
- mince and sprinkle on any dish including eggs
- make a Cilantro Pesto to use over pasta, spread onto toasted Italian bread, a dollop over your cooked meat
- Add to cooking, from any and all rice dishes, pastas and meat dishes
Recent studies have shown Cilantro to have the following health benefits:
- Help cure all for viral and bacterial infections specially when eaten with omega-3 enriched foods such as nuts
- Acts as a major detox and blood cleanser ridding the body of heavy metals such as mercury, lead and aluminum
Very good source of
- Dietary Fiber
Good source of