Cilantro is the leaf of the young coriander plant, Coriandrum sativum, an herb in the Umbelliferae, or parsley family.
Cilantro is grown in California and is traditionally used in Middle Eastern, Mexican, and Asian cooking.
With a fragrant mix of parsley and citrus flavors, new research shows that cilantro may be a powerful detoxifier.
Estimated Glycemic Load=0
Antioxidant Score (ORAC)=5,141
Selecting and Storing Cilantro
Choose cilantro leaves with a bright green, even color and no sign of wilting. Store cilantro for up to 1 week in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.