Cilantro is also known as “fresh coriander” and “Chinese parsley,” and is used to a great extent in Mexican, Chinese, Indian, Persian and Egyptian cooking.
Cilantro has a complex flavor with hints of pepper, sage and lemon. A versatile herb, it’s used in everything from traditional Indian curries and Asian stir-fries to Mexican salsas.
Although most recipes call for fresh cilantro, this can be difficult to find in cold climates during the winter months, and our dried leaves work nicely as a replacement. The dried leaves are also good for people just acquiring a taste for cilantro, as their flavor is milder than the fresh herb.
Like many herbs, cilantro’s flavor diminishes the longer it’s exposed to heat. So be sure to add it at the end of cooking.