What is cilantro? What is Chinese parsley?
What is cilantro? What is Chinese parsley?Cilantro is known by several different namesAnswer: Cilantro is a member of the carrot family and is botanically-known as Coriandrum sativum. The plant and leaves are called cilantro in the Americas, while the seeds (used as a spice) are called coriander (see below). To confuse matters further, the leaves are often referred to as Mexican parsley, Chinese parsley, and coriander. The leaves (which do resemble flat-leaf parsley), stems, and even the root of the cilantro plant are edible. The most common description of the taste by those who do not care for cilantro is, “It tastes like soap.” Those who enjoy this herb agree that the flavor is definitely strong and pungent, but incomparable to any other herb except its cousin, culantro, which does have a similar aroma but is much more pungent in fla