Locally-grown Cilantro is this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers’ Markets. Cilantro, and a variety of other herbs, are available from several local farms, and are just waiting to add a burst of flavor to all your favorite recipes! Cilantro, in particular, imparts its distinctive parsley/citrus/soapy flavor into a variety of Indian, Chinese, Thai, and Mexican dishes.
Native to regions spanning from southern Europe and North Africa to southwestern Asia, Cilantro is the green leafy part of the Coriander plant. And while all parts of the Coriander plant are edible, including the seeds (known as the spice, Coriander), the roots and the stalks, it is the leafy green leaves that carry the pungent flavor we know as Cilantro.
DID YOU KNOW: Cilantro tends to lose its flavor when heated, so it’s best to add it to hot or cooked dishes at the last minute.
Price: $ 1.50 a bunch.