Why do I LOVE cilantro? First of all, I mean let’s face it, it is absolutely delicious! How can you have good guacamole without some chopped cilantro? Fresh cilantro has such a cool, crisp taste.
Secondly, little did you know, but cilantro is one of the best foods for detoxification. Ok I’ve probably lost most of you at this point, I’m sure a lot of you are in your 20s and don’t really care about detox. Well we’re the ones who should care the most! With all of our eating out at restaurants, drinking at bars, and dancing our faces off, we can use all the support we can get. So let me tell you what you’ll be getting from these little sprigs and leaves.
Cilantro is the leafy part of an herb called coriander, and it has: calcium, iron, potassium, lutein, vitamin A, vitamin C,vitamin K, B vitamins, zinc, magnesium, antibacterial properties, and it aids in digestion! WOW! Also many holistic practitioners use it for heavy metal detoxification.
Throw sprigs into soups and salads, blend into salad dressings, and strangely enough it tastes amazing in omelettes!