Cilantro comes from the same plant family as carrots, celery, and parsley. Some call it coriander. In the US, we refer to the leaves of the plant as cilantro and to the seeds as coriander.
🌿 So let’s talk about the leaves.
You may have heard that cilantro leaves support detoxification by binding to and eliminating heavy metals from the body. While this may be true, the evidence is not definitive. We can certainly include cilantro in cleansing diets but not rely on it to eliminate heavy metals on its own.
Like all green leafy foods, cilantro is a source of vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, potassium, and beta-carotene. These nutrients make it a powerhouse to support health!
Looking for ways to include more cilantro in your diet? Try these:
🌿 Cilantro Pesto
🌿 Sprinkle on Tacos
🌿 Sprinkle over Stir-Fries
🌿 Add to a Smoothie
🌿 Blend into Salad Dressing
🌿 Toss onto Salads
Do you have a favorite way to enjoy cilantro? Drop it in the comments below ⤵️
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