Spice of the Month: Cilantro

By Elizabeth Jarrard, Dietetics Student, Sargent College

April snuck right up on us! We’re reciting the mantra “April Showers Bring May Flowers” to get through overcast days here at Sargent Choice. We’re also bringing in more and more foods that remind us of summer months. For me, nothing says sunshine more than cilantro-added to fresh salsas, salads and other hot weather foods!


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With a sweet, sour, light taste, cilantro is featured prominently in Asian, Caribbean, Mexican cuisines and pairs wonderfully with Lime. It wilts easily, so be sure to add near end of cooking, & when possible buy fresh. Fresh cilantro has a shelf life of 1 week, but dried will still be good 6 months later. Fresh cilantro should be rinsed and left moist (not wet) and placed in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.

Are you a Cilantro Lover or Hater?


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