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Coriander ~ Cilantro

Coriander? Cilantro? what’s the difference? are they the same? Yes and no.

According to What’s Cooking America Cilantro or coriander not only has two common names, but two entirely different identities and uses.

Cilantro (sih-LAHN-troh) is the Spanish word for coriander leaves. It is also sometimes called Chinese or Mexican parsley. Technically, coriander refers to the entire plant. It is a member of the carrot family.

Coriander is the dried seed of the cilantro. The seeds are round like tiny balls. They are used whole or ground as a flavoring for food and as a seasoning.

The seeds are used in curries, curry powder, pickles, sausages, soups, stews, and ratatouille.

Use & Benefits for Humans 

The carboxylic acid in cilantro binds to heavy metals such as mercury in the blood and carries them out of the body. Their removal reverses the toxin buildup that causes chronic fatigue, joint pain and depression.

Use & Benefits for Chickens *

Cilantro Benefits: Antioxidant, Anti-fungal, Builds strong bones, High in Vit. A: Vision & Vit. B: Blood clotting

Use: For General Health, In their feed, In Brooder.


For more info, check out my Pinterest Board for Cilantro/Coriander.


* Source for using herbs for raising healthy Chickens; Fresh Eggs Daily.


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