Store cilantro in a jar of water (like flowers in a vase) in the refrigerator with a bag over the leaves.
This food is a good source of Thiamin and Zinc, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Vitamin K, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Pantothenic Acid, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Copper and Manganese.
- Cilantro and Chinese parsley refers to the leaves of this herb.
- The leaves are finely divided and very similar to parsley.
- The cilantro leaves have a strong fragrance that is described as both sweet and pungent.
- The seeds of the plant are always referred to as coriander.
- Internally cilantro is used for digestive problems.
- Externally it is used for joint problems, as a laxative and hemorrhoids.