Painted Desert Seed Company

Herb: Cilantro, Mexican Coriander

(Coriandrum Sativum)

This popular herb is often used in Mexican and Indian cooking.

Coriander grows wild over a wide area of Western Asia and southern Europe. It was brought to the British colonies in North America in 1670, and was one of the first spices cultivated by early settlers.

There are reports of Coriander, or closely related ancestors of the plant, having been discovered in Neolithic caves. For thousands of years this crop haps been an important part of human cuisine.

The British brought cilantro seeds (coriander) with them to North America and it has been grown in the United States since the 1700s.

All parts of the plant are edible, but the fresh leaves and the dried seeds are the parts most traditionally used in cooking. Coriander is used in cuisines throughout the world.

The ground seeds are the spice we know as Coriander. The leaves from Coriander are called “Cilantro” in North America.

Germination rate 91% – April 2020

Minimum 55 seeds

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