A favorite culinary herb since ancient times, this plant produces two distinct flavors with leaves and seed. The fresh leaves offer a cooling taste, perfect for balancing the hot and spicy tastes of Latin and Oriental cuisines, while the seeds offer spicy-citrusy flavor amenable to meats, potatoes and vegetables of European and Indian cuisines. Wispy green leaves and small white flowers. According to folk medicine, cilantro may help remove lead and other heavy metals from the body.
The foliage is called Cilantro, and the seed is called Coriander. One of the most popular fresh herbs.
Height: 24-36 Inches
Spread: 10-12 Inches
USDA Zone: Annual