Growing CIlantro- Benefits and Instructions
Benefits of Growing Cilantro
Medicinal - Cilantro can rid the body of heavy metals, has strong antioxidant properties, lower blood sugar levels and prevents urinary tract infections.
- Multipurpose - The stems, seeds (coriander), leaves and roots are all edible
- Nutritional Profile - Loaded with nutrients including; Vitamin A, C, E and K as well as riboflavin, niacin and vitamin B6.
Use in: Salsas, curries, soups, stews and pickled vegetables.
Using scissors snip the whole stem as close to the soil as possible, working from the outside of the plant in (the outside stems are the oldest). It is important to harvest regularly to keep the plant from bolting.
To store fresh cilantro, place the stem ends in a jar of water and place a plastic bag around the leaves to keep humidity in. Unfortunately cilantro does not dry very well, it looses almost all its flavour. However it freezes well and retains its flavour.
Beans, peas, cosmos, yarrow, mint, dill, parsley.