Green herb known as coriander for the flavorful seeds it produces. The fresh leaves are a versatile ingredient used in cuisines around the world.
Store in the fridge or on a countertop in a glass of water. Change water daily and keep near a window but out of direct sunlight. Add chopped leaves and stems to salads for added flavor.
- Excellent source of vitamin K.
- Good source of vitamin A, and vitamin C.
Fresh cilantro is a very pungent leafy green in the same family as parsley. Most people either love it or hate it. In fact, some unfortunate people actually have a gene that causes cilantro to have a disagreeable soapy taste. But for those of us who lack this gene, we find cilantro to be a tasty addition to favorites like soup, salsas, or other wonderful international cuisines. That same pungent quality reveals cilantro as being an exceptional source of phytonutrients (chemicals produced by plants that have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits) to include: carvone, geraniol, limonene, borneol, camphor, elemol, and linalool. Cilantro also contains flavonoids (plant pigments providing health benefits and antioxidant effects) like quercetin, kaempferol, rhamnetin, and epigenin along with phenolic acids (a type of aromatic acid compound with antioxidant properties) like caffeic and chlorogenic acid.
Cilantro contains dodecanal (an antibacterial compound) found to be effective against Salmonella.
Cilantro is an excellent source of dietary nitrates (not to be confused with harmful nitrates found in processed meats) which reduce blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart attacks, and can boost athletic performance. https://nutritionfacts.org/video/vegetables-rate-by-nitrate/
Toppled Barn Farm Asian Slaw
- Finely shredded cabbage
- Sliced green onions
- Chopped cilantro leaves
- Chopped mint leaves
Mix together in a large bowl. This is a recipe that has no measurements. Just dump what “looks good” and taste to adjust. The cilantro and mint are for flavor so don’t add too much. We typically add about half the amount of mint as cilantro. Toss with dressing, top with roasted peanuts and serve.
- Bragg’s Aminos
- Olive oil
- Fresh-squeezed lemon juice
- Splash of toasted sesame oil to taste