Cilantro - Year Round

How to select for best flavor:

Select dark-green, fresh-looking bunches. Avoid wilting or yellowing bunching.

 

Peak of the season:

Cilantro, like most herbs, is available year round at a pretty consistent price.

 

Nutritional value:

Cilantro contains quite a bit of vitamin A. Its main nutritional value is the flavor it gives to other nutritious foods.

 

General information:

Cilantro is the leaf of coriander. It is very important in Mexican, Indian, Thai and Vietnamese cooking. It adds a wonderful fresh flavor to tomato sauce and salsa. Like other fresh herbs, it should be added at the very end of cooking or sprinkled over prepared food as a garnish. Cooking makes it lose much of its flavor and aroma.