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Cilantro

Coriandrum sativum

One of the most used cilantro varieties, the lacey leaves of Santo brings a fragrant parsley-citrus flavour when added fresh to a various of dishes. Also known as Chinese Parsley!

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Low: 5     High: 10

HARVEST IN

Low: 30     High: 60

Fun Facts

Fun Facts

For the small percentage of people who think cilantro tastes like soap, they have a genetic variation that allows them to strongly percieve the soapy-flavour, called "aldehydes", in the leaves. With repeated exposure, this can go away! https://www.britannica.com/story/why-does-cilantro-taste-like-soap-to-some-people

Growing Tips

Growing Tips

Cilantro seeds will germinate a few days after your basil seeds. Cilantro is known as a spring or fall crop that enjoys cooler (but not too cold!) weather, but don't worry, we've chosen this variety because of its slowness to bolt* or flower in heat.

Harvesting Tips

Harvesting Tips

This variety is for cilantro leaf harvests and not coriander seed harvests. We recommend harvesting the entire pods about 1-2 inches above the growing point after 30 days and one more harvest after 60 days. If it bolts*, harvest the entire pod and enjoy your harvest! Do not cook as flavour will be lost, add fresh to salad, soups and curries!

Medicinal Uses

Medicinal Uses

The seeds and oil may all help lower blood sugar by promoting enzyme activity, which can remove sugar from the blood. It is known as an anti-oxidant and fights infections and promotes heart, brain, skin, and digestive health.

Nutritional Benefits

Nutritional Benefits

Cilantro contains lots of vitamins C, A, and K with trace amounts of: riboflavin, vitamin B6, folate , calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper and manganese.

Recipes

Recipes

Use in sauces, condiments, salads, and more!

CILANTRO THAI CHICKEN BREAST

ROASTED SALMON WITH CITRUS SALSA VERDE

CILANTRO AND MINT CUCUMBER SALAD

SQUASH WITH CHILE YOGURT AND CILANTRO SAUCE

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