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Cilantro - coriandrum sativum

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Cilantro comes from the same plant as coriander. Cilantro comes from the leaves of the plant and is considered an herb. Coriander comes from the seeds and is considered a spice. Different varieties have been developed to offer larger seeds for coriander or bigger leaves for cilantro. Cilantro leaves are harvested from the plants before they go to seed.

Flavour:

A slight lemon taste with a hint of french fries.

How to Use:

A favourite with Mexican foods such as tacos and refried beans. A nice addition to creamy salad dressings, minced meat and stews and in dishes with melted cheese.

Measuring:

Salad Dressing:

Stew:

Soups:

1 teaspoon to a cup of dressing

1 teaspoon per quart of stew

1 teaspoon per 2 quarts of soup

Other Info:

Cilantro and coriander have somewhat different tastes and are not necessarily suitable to be used interchangeably.

Cilantro Leaf Dried

Nutrient

Units

1 tsp

-------

0.60 g

Proximates

. .

Water

g

0.044

Energy

kcal

1.674

Energy

kj

7.002

Protein

g

0.132

Total lipid (fat)

g

0.029

Carbohydrate, by difference

g

0.313

Fiber, total dietary

g

0.062

Ash

g

0.084

Minerals

. .

Calcium, Ca

mg

7.476

Iron, Fe

mg

0.255

Magnesium, Mg

mg

4.164

Phosphorus, P

mg

2.886

Potassium, K

mg

26.796

Sodium, Na

mg

1.266

Zinc, Zn

mg

0.028

Copper, Cu

mg

0.011

Manganese, Mn

mg

0.038

Selenium, Se

mcg

0.176

Vitamins

. .

Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid

mg

3.400

Thiamin

mg

0.008

Riboflavin

mg

0.009

Niacin

mg

0.064

Vitamin B-6

mg

0.007

Folate, total

mcg

1.644

Vitamin B-12

mcg

0.000

Vitamin A, IU

IU

35.100

Vitamin A, RE

mcg_RE

3.510

Vitamin E

mg_ATE

0.006

Lipids

. .

Fatty acids, total saturated

g

0.001

4:0

g

0.000

6:0

g

0.000

8:0

g

0.000

10:0

g

0.000

12:0

g

0.000

14:0

g

0.000

16:0

g

0.001

18:0

g

0.000

Fatty acids, total monounsaturated

g

0.013

16:1 undifferentiated

g

0.000

18:1 undifferentiated

g

0.013

20:1

g

0.000

22:1 undifferentiated

g

0.000

Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated

g

0.002

18:2 undifferentiated

g

0.002

18:3 undifferentiated

g

0.000

18:4

g

0.000

20:4 undifferentiated

g

0.000

20:5 n-3

g

0.000

22:5 n-3

g

0.000

22:6 n-3

g

0.000

Cholesterol

mg

0.000

Other

. .

Caffeine

mg

0.000

Theobromine

mg

0.000