Since ancient times, cilantro has been enjoyed in many cultures for its culinary and medicinal values. cilantro is the most popular herb in the world and its use can be traced back to 5,000 BC where it was found in Egyptian tombs, making it one of the world’s oldest spices.
Considered a member of the carrot family cilantro has a love hate relationship in some parts of the world. The herb is widely used in cooking in Latin American countries, the Caribbean, India and China, but not in Japan or Spain.
cilantro has a refreshing, soapy, piney, slightly lemony aroma with mint and pepper overtones.
cilantro has a distinctive, pungent earthy taste similar to a blend of lemon and sage.
Traditionally cilantro is used to treat migraines and indigestion to help purify the blood and to relieve nausea, pain in joints and rheumatism. Researchers found that cilantro can assist with clearing the body of lead, aluminum and mercury.
Cooking & Food Pairing
cilantro is best added to dishes just before serving as heat can reduce its potency. Great with chilli, carrot, basil, mint, chicken, beef, avocado, coconut, couscous, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, fish, prawns, scallops and mussels.
Gourmet Garden Cilantro
- Is made with Organic cilantro
- Contains 3 bunches of chopped fresh cilantro
- Is gluten free
- Keeps its fresh taste in the fridge for 3 months
- Has no artificial colors
- Is grown without pesticides and herbicides
Find Gourmet Garden Cilantro in the fresh produce section of your supermarket.For more information, click here to download a Cilantro fact sheet