April 7, 2013

Did You Know. . .

that cilantro is the leaves of a coriander plant?  It is the first (or vegetative) state of the this plant's life cycle.  The plant and seed-like fruit is usually referred to as coriander and it occurs after the plant flowers and develops seeds.

that cilantro and coriander cannot be exchanged in recipes?  They each have their own distinctive flavor and are very different from one another.

that cilantro is also known as Chinese parsley?

that cilantro was used in biblical times?  It was in the bitter herbs or morar during Passover.

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