OMFG, I can’t believe this.
Maybe I’m just totally silly here but for a logn time, I had been looking up and down for coriander . I see it in recipes all the time and I get so frustrated I can never seem to find one. Guess what happened today? I find out that coriander is CILANTRO!
I DID NOT EXPECT THAT!
So all this time I’ve been USING coriander, under a different name.
Yes, I feel so smart right now. (NOT!)
I always thought they were two separate things because the coriander spice doesn’t taste like cilantro, but then I realised it was the seed. Now, I just want to yell at something (jokingly). Why must all these wonderful foods have several names to confuse our souls?!
The Benefits of Coriander/Cilantro:
Helps protect and fight against the Salmonella bacteria, a common cause for food poisoning.
Has great antioxidants.
Has been shown to improve symptoms of anxiety.
It can help control and lower blood sugar, so it’s a wonderful herb for diabetics.
It can help prevent high cholesterol.
How you can use it:
The way I like to use cilantro/coriander is as a garnish for stir fry. I find that it goes especially well with carrots and celery.
Cilantro is also perfect addition for tofu soup, which usually also includes shiitake mushrooms.