Cilantro

Description

Cilantro consists of small, green, lacey leaves with curved tips atop thin, sturdy stems. It is sold in bunches and is sold year-round.

Storage

Trim the stems, then place in a glass of water and cover it with a plastic bag. Cilantro can be refrigerated for up to two weeks.

Preparation

Fill a bowl with water and soak the leaves for 30-60 seconds. Pat the leaves dry, then chop with a sharp knife or crush them.

Usage

Add raw leaves to guacamole or pesto, or garnish the leaves on tacos or BBQ pizza. If cooking, add leaves during the last few minutes.

Nutrition

Serving Size 1/4 cup
Amount/Serving
Calories 1
Calories from Fat 0
Daily Value
Total Fat 0 0%
Saturated Fat 0 0%
Trans Fat 0 0%
Cholesterol 0 0%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 0 0%
Dietary Fiber 0 0%
Sugars 0
Protein 0
Calcium 0%
Iron 0%
Vitamin A 5%
Vitamin C 2%

Cilantro consists of phytonutrients to help lower blood sugar, settle the stomach, and improve sleep. It is low in calories and in sodium.

Availability

  • january
  • february
  • march
  • april
  • may
  • june
  • july
  • august
  • september
  • october
  • november
  • december

Flavor Profile

Cilantro has a citrusy flavor with peppery undertones. Fragrant leaves have a strong taste when fresh but become mellow with heat.