Acquiring a Taste for Cilantro

Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum), or coriander, is in the same family (Apiaceae) as  anise, caraway, carrot, celery, chervil, coriander (including cilantro), cumin, dill, fennel, hemlock, Queen Anne’s lace, parsley, and parsnip. It is native to the Mediterranean and Asia Minor (now Turkey), and it has been used since at least 5,000 BC. . Ancient herbalists used the crushed seeds and leaves […]

Greens

Turning Over a New Leaf

Leafy green vegetables, also called greens, vegetable greens, leafy greens, or salad greens, are plant leaves eaten by humans. Leafy greens the healthiest food you can eat. Anyone who might think that leafy greens are boring should know that there are leaves from nearly 1,000 species of plants that humans eat. Leafy greens are low in calories and fat, high in protein, fiber, iron, and calcium, and […]