Health benefits of Cilantro

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Cilantro leaves are often used in the cooking of Thai food and are eaten with many Mexican dishes.   It can also offer a bland salad an extra amount of flavor. Cilantro can be added on top of rice, omelets with avocado on the side and is great when making street tacos. Widely available in Hispanic and vegetable markets, this aromatic green has tons of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals as well.  Fresh cilantro will be aromatic so smell it before you buy it. I found this great blog post that talks about the benefits of cilantro.  Check it out below 3 Health Benefits of Cilantro, According to a Nutritionist Cilantro is a good-for-you herb that offers important nutrients like vitamins A, K, and C as well as heart-healthy antioxidants. By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD February 09, 2022 Cilantro—aka the leaves of the coriander plant—is a bright green herb commonly used in Mexican, Asian, and Middle Eastern cooking, as well as other cuisines around the globe. Apart from its somewhat citrusy, peppery flavor (to most people, anyway), cilantro is added to dishes for its potential health perks. Here's the lowdown on cilantro's benefits, plus how to eat it and why some people simply cannot bear the way it tastes.

Cilantro benefits

There is little research into the health benefits of cilantro. However, research indicates this leafy garnish has a few potential perks. 1. Cilantro is a good source of nutrients In addition to color and flavor, cilantro adds nutrition to your plate. A quarter cup of raw cilantro leaves (about the size of a golf ball) provides 16% of the daily value (DV) of vitamin K, which supports bone health and helps wounds heal. It also offers 5% DV of vitamin A and 2% DV of vitamin C—two vitamins responsible for immune function. Plus, said serving size adds less than one calorie to your meal. Read more