CILANTRO Coriandrum sativum
Cilantro or coriander is an herb grown for both its seeds and leaves; some even eat the roots. Cilantro grows wild in Asia and North Africa.
The plant thrives in a hot, sunny environment and does not tolerate frost. At a temperature of 10-25°C (50-77 °F), it takes 15-20 days for the seeds to germinate. The plant grows to a height of about 50 cm (20 inches).
Cilantro is one of the most versatile herbs, adding a distinctive flavor to your cooking. It is widely used in Asian food, particularly in fish, rice, and chicken dishes, but can also be used as a green garnish for open sandwiches, soups, salsas, casseroles, salads, vegetables, and eggs. In hot dishes, do not add cilantro until the last moment, or the flavor will disappear.