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|Temperature (C):||10 - 15|
|Blooms:||July to September|
|Site:||Full Shade or Part Shade|
|Height (cm):||5 - 45|
|Spread (cm):||20 - 30|
Delicious in every way. Fast-growing and superb for flavouring soups and meats with its leaves and stems or its aromatic seeds. Widely used in salsas or guacamole and is also used in many curry recipes. The leaves make an attractive garnish topping.
Sow 2 mm deep when the earth can be worked.
Cilantro is also known as coriander. It is related to the parsley family, but unlike parsley, it is an annual plant. It is unknown exactly where it originated from but Cilantro/Coriander is mentioned in the Bible. (Exodus 17:31) as well as known for its use in ancient Chinese herbal medicines. Also well known in Mexico from as early as the 1500s.
Antimicrobial and heavy metal chelation factors of cilantro have led to its recent addition of many "detoxification" juices and smoothies and water purification.