cilantro

Enjoying renewed popularity for its use in Indian, Oriental, and Mexican cuisine; foliage resembles that of flat parsley but its strong fragrance gives it away

Planting Tips

Enjoying renewed popularity for its use in Indian, Oriental, and Mexican cuisine; foliage resembles that of flat parsley but its strong fragrance gives it away; foliage has a peppery taste and retains best flavor if used fresh or frozen rather than dried. The dried seeds (called coriander) have a variety of culinary uses; they are an ingredient in curry powder, and are used with lamb, pork, in sauces, bread, cookies and even candies.