February 10, 2017
The health benefits of fresh herbs are often overlooked; however, they can be just as essential to a healthy diet as fruits and vegetables thanks to their high antioxidant content.
Learning how to use fresh herbs and spices like cilantro to flavor food can also help to cut down on sodium intake.
In this article, we will give a brief history of cilantro, describe its nutritional content, and discuss possible health benefits.
Fast facts on cilantro
Here are some key points about cilantro. More detail and supporting information is in the main article.
- There is archaeological evidence that cilantro has been enjoyed for thousands of years
- Cilantro contains chemicals that help foods stay fresher for longer
- One-fourth of a cup of cilantro contains 5 percent of the daily value of vitamin A
What is cilantro?
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