Cilantro

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The leaves are cilantro and its seeds are coriander.
Right now I'm growing cilantro in a planter out back.  
My mom and I love this fresh, wonderful smelling herb!  Cilantro likes cool weather and can be grown from seed but I like to buy the plant at the local nursery.  
Cilantro is rich in antioxidants, vitamins and dietary fiber.  It is a good source of potassium, calcium, manganese, iron, and magnesium.
Cilantro is great in salsa.  In fact, you can make store bought salsa taste fresher by adding chopped cilantro and sweet onion or, even better, you can make your own!  You can also mix sweet onion and cilantro with some olive oil and salt
and use it as a condiment!
Did you know that cilantro is rich in vitamin K which is useful in treating Alzheimer's?
Cilantro contains vitamin A as well!
It is best to get our vitamins from food sources so cilantro is a great way to start, since it's rich in folic-acid, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin-A, beta carotene, vitamin-C!
You can add it to salads, dressings, rice, dips, and more!
Here's a tasty recipe to get your creative juices going!

Cilantro Lime Dressing
3/4 c. Extra virgin olive oil
Juice of 1 Lime
1/2 tsp. Sea salt
2 tsp. Cumin
6 Tbs. Cilantro

Blend ingredients together in blender.
Serve and enjoy!

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