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cilantroThis member of the carrot family is also referred to as Chinese Parsley and Coriander. It is actually the leaves (and stems) of the Coriander plant and has been cultivated for thousands of years. The Cilantro leaves look a bit like flat Italian parsley and in fact are related. Cilantro has a very pungent odor and is widely used in Mexican, Caribbean and Asian cooking.

In the Middle East the Cilantro leaves are used in pickles, curries, and chutneys. In Mexico and the Southwestern U.S. it is used in everything from salsas and salads to burritos or meat dishes. The coriander seeds are used in sweets, breads, cakes and to flavor liqueurs. The Cilantro herb matches well with: avocado, chicken, fish, ice cream, lamb, lentils, mayonnaise, peppers, pork, rice, salads, salsas, shellfish, tomatoes and yogurt.

The Cilantro herb with its beautifully delicate and lacy leaves is carefully tended in our conventionally grown fields at Alderman Farms in our moist but well-drained and sunny soils. It is a beautiful and fragrant addition to our collection of herbs that we offer to our consumers. 

Our Cilantro herb is available from early November - end of May and is packed in secure and reinforced stand-up boxes that provide safe-handling for the herb’s delicate stems and leaves.