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The Instacart guide to cilantro products

About cilantro products

The coriander plant (Coriandrum Sativum) leaves are where we get cilantro, which is very versatile and offers a distinct flavor. Cilantro infuses many Asian, Indian, Middle Eastern, and Mexican recipes, including salsa and  Chermoula. The coriander plant belongs to the parsley family, and cilantro is also known as Mexican parsley and Chinese parsley. The leaves resemble a parsley leaf but are flatter and grow on long, thin stems. Cilantro is best when it's fresh.

Cilantro adds a slightly peppery, bright, lemony, spicy flavor to recipes. It's one spice that people seem to either love or hate, and not much in between. Some people detect a soap-like taste in cilantro. A natural aldehyde chemical found in the leaves causes this taste. Some insects, including bedbugs, also produce this chemical. Aldehyde also results from the soap-making process, making cilantro taste soapy to those who can pick up on the subtlety.

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FAQs About Cilantro

While cilantro and coriander both come from the Coriandrum Sativum plant, they are two different spices. Cilantro comes from the seeds of the coriander plant, and the dried seeds of this same plant are known as coriander seeds. Cilantro is an herb with a distinctive citrus flavor, and coriander seeds are a spice with a spicy, nutty flavor. Coriander is more similar to cinnamon or cumin. You can add cilantro to recipes for chutney, guacamole, salsa, and soups. Curries, rice dishes, meat rubs, and pickled vegetables use coriander.

Since coriander and cilantro are different, you cannot substitute coriander for cilantro in a recipe, even though they come from the same plant. You can substitute parsley, basil, and other herb mixtures, such as dill, tarragon, parsley, and oregano, for cilantro in a recipe. While none of these herbs is an exact duplicate for cilantro, they can add a pop of color or alter the flavor of a dish enough to make your meal delicious.

Cilantro offers several health benefits to the body, including the following:
  • Soothes skin irritations.
  • Lowers blood sugar levels.
  • Settles digestive upset.
  • Protects against colon cancer.
  • Prevents urinary tract infections.
  • Lowers anxiety.
  • Improves sleep.
  • Protects against oxidative stress.
  • Rids the body of heavy metals.
  • Protects against food poisoning.
  • Prevents neurological inflammation.
  • Supports healthy menstrual function.
  • Protects against cardiovascular disease.
Get the freshest cilantro and herbs for cooking by downloading the Instacart app and having a knowledgeable Instacart shopper pick out your cilantro for you! An Instacart shopper will select your groceries and deliver them to you. Same-day delivery is available in most areas, with your items sometimes arriving in as little as 2 hours! Pick out your favorite recipe that requires fresh cilantro and enjoy its distinctive flavor in your cooking.
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