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Cilantro (Chinese parsley), raw

Common Name: Cilantro

Cilantro is a leafy green herb used fresh or dried. Is has similar uses as parsley but a very different flavour and aroma. The seeds are also used as a spice (usually finely ground). History: Cilantro is also called corriander, but usually when referring to the seed or powder. There is some speculation that the Bible refers to cilantro or corriander as "Manna", the food the Isrealites survived on during their time in the desert. It is used liberally in Middle Eastern, Indian and Oriental cuisines. Spanish and Carribean dishes often contain it too. You can find it at mainstream grocery stores, food coops and at most East or West Indian and Chinese grocery shops.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1 tablespoon.

Other serving sizes: 1 cup, 1 oz, 1 teaspoon, 100g

Percent daily values based on the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition source: USDA SR-13.

Amount Per Serving



Calories From Fat (15%)


Calories From Protein (27%)


Calories From Carbohydrates (58%)


Calories From Alcohol (0%)


% Daily Value

Total Fat 0.02g


Saturated Fat 0g


Monounsaturated Fat 0.01g

Polyunsaturated Fat 0g

Cholesterol 0mg


Sodium 2.59mg


Potassium 24.48mg


Total Carbohydrates 0.21g


Fiber 0.13g


Protein 0.1g


Vitamin A 294.24IU


Vitamin C 1.69mg


Calcium 3.22mg


Iron 0.08mg


Vitamin E 0.1mg


Thiamin 0mg


Riboflavin 0.01mg


Niacin 0.06mg


Vitamin B6 0.01mg


Folate 2.98mcg


Vitamin B12 0mcg


Pantothenic Acid 0.03mg


Phosphorus 2.59mg


Magnesium 1.25mg


Zinc 0mg


Copper 0.01mg


Manganese 0.02mg


Selenium 0.04mcg


Water 4.41g



Preferred store: [Default Store]

Inventory item: Cilantro

Quantity on hand: None

Ingredient Cost

1 teaspoon ([Living Cookbook 2003 Store])


1 tablespoon ([Living Cookbook 2003 Store])


1 oz ([Default Store])


1 cup ([Living Cookbook 2003 Store])


100g ([Living Cookbook 2003 Store])


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