Cilantro, also known as coriander, is beloved by millions of people around the world, and is vehemently hated by 10% of the population. Its flowers give off reminders of salsa with an instantly recognizable fragrance that fills a room when you cut into them. Portuguese chefs put fistfuls into soups. They are also frequently¬†used as an alternative garnish to parsley, sometimes much to the chagrin of people who can’t stand their taste.

Cilantro herb is very low in calories and contains no cholesterol. It also contains antioxidants, has essential oils, vitamins, and dietary fiber. Minerals include potassium, calcium, manganese, iron, and magnesium. Vitamins include folic-acid, riboflavin, niacin, beta carotene, and vitamins A and C.

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