Growing cilantro adds a lot of healthy, fresh flavor to your kitchen. All parts of the plant are edible, but the fresh leaves (cilantro) and the seeds (coriander) are the parts commonly used in cooking. This aromatic herb has a citrus overtone that enlivens Mexican, Indian, and Asian foods. When cooking, it is best to use fresh cilantro since it does not dry very well. Freshly chopped cilantro is low in calories and an excellent source of potassium. The coriander seeds can be used in curry, poultry, and relishes. If you are looking for the standard cilantro, we recommend growing Santo. If you live in a hot weather region, we recommend growing Leisure.
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