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.

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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.

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Kelley Herring, founder of Healing Gourmet, is a natural nutrition enthusiast with a background in biochemistry. Her passion is educating on how foods promote health and protect against disease and creating simple and delicious recipes for vibrant health and enjoyment.

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