In North America, cilantro refers to the leaves and stalks of the plant. The word “cilantro” is the Spanish name for coriander leaves. Meanwhile, the dried seeds of the plant are called coriander.
An annual herb. all parts of the plant are edible, but the fresh leaves and the dried seeds are the parts most traditionally used in cooking.
FUN FACT: Many people enjoy its refreshing taste and aroma, but others can’t stand it. Interestingly, people that find cilantro repulsive tend to have a genetic trait that makes them perceive cilantro as “foul” or “soapy”. Those with this gene are able to detect aldehyde chemicals which is also present in soap.
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