Cilantro is a very fast growing herb that can grow almost anywhere. These are carrot family relatives and are sometimes called Chinese parsley and cilantro. Cilantro is actually the leaves and stems of Cilantro plants.
It has a very strong unique odor and relies heavily on Mexican, Asian and Caribbean cuisine. Cilantro also resembles Parsley which is not surprising since the two are intertwined. For thousands of years, Cilantro has existed, first in Egypt, India, and China and then introduced to Mexico and Peru where it is still used with chilies when making expert food. It has since become very popular in some parts of the United States. Currently, Cilantro has lost its popularity in Europe as most Europeans are fired by the smell.
Cilantro is a Greek word meaning "Koris" which in English means bedbug quite strange because it is said by many people that cilantro smells like a bedbug. The Chinese do not seem to mind because they add cilantro to their various love potions because for them it symbolizes immortality and has aphrodisiac properties for it. Many also say that it is an appetite stimulant. Cilantro is very easy to find in almost any local grocery store or fruit market at any time of the year.
Cilantro has an interesting history to it and has appeared many times throughout history. Remember that cilantro is also partially Cilantro, and some seeds are found in King Tut's tomb. It is also mentioned in the Old Testament and is used by doctors from Hippocrates. Ancient Egyptians used cilantro for things like headaches and urinary tract infections.
Cilantro can also mask the scent of rotting flesh and it is used for that purpose quite often by previous cultures. It would be fair to say that Cilantro is an herbal plant that has two identities because Cilantro is the so-called plant at an early stage and when it has developed it will become Cilantro. Cilantro grows very quickly but also dies very quickly but easily grows in pots on your windowsill. It is always best to harvest cilantro before bolt or bloom. If you wait too long to harvest Cilantro what will happen is you will harvest cilantro because it will eventually become the seed of all.
Today, Cilantro can be found almost anywhere in the United States and is an ornament on almost every plate served in upscale restaurants. The strange thing about Cilantro is that most people like it or they hate it, usually, there is nothing between them.
Those who hate it claim that he has a sense of soap while those who love it claim that it is a strong taste given Cilantro but they enjoy the practicality. Cilantro is sold fresh and if you find it in dry form do not waste your time with it because its drying causes it to lose all spices.
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