cilantro

cilantro

 

COOK:  Chop finely & add as a finishing touch to rice, chicken, meat or soups, or throw large handfuls into a blender to make a dressing or chutney.

TIPS: Sometimes referred to as fresh coriander (the leafy green that grows from the spice coriander) the stems are packed with flavor & fiber so utilize the tender parts. Not an herb to be used dried. 

HEALTH: A classic remedy for tummy troubles, fresh or dried coriander can be used to relieve gas & constipation. it is a strong diuretic and is used to treat bladder & urinary tract infections.