Cilantro (Coriander), is considered both an herb and a spice since both its leaves and its seeds are used as a seasoning condiment. Fresh coriander leaves are more commonly known as cilantro and bear a strong resemblance to Italian flat leaf parsley. Like other spices coriander is available throughout the year providing a fragrant flavor that is reminiscent of both citrus peel and sage.
Usage/Recipe Tips: Dried cilantro is used mostly in Asian, Indian, Middle Eastern, Peruvian, Latin American and Mexican recipes. Add to your salsa, sauces, soups and chili.
Nutritional Information: Cilantro leaves are an excellent source of vitamin K, and has essential nutrients such as vitamin A and vitamin C.