Cilantro is very popular herb used in cooking Southern, Latin and Asian dishes. It has a unique taste and smell, which can be called polarizing as most people either love it or hate. Cilantro is part of Asian culture and has been grown and cultivated there for hundreds of years.
When used in large quantities cilantro is easy to identify. The problem with a cilantro allergy is that cilantro is often one of those hidden ingredients that people do n know they are consuming. It can be finely chopped and mixed into a salad and will look just like parsley. Cilantro can also be mixed in with other herbs and spices which makes reading labels very important for those with the allergy. Cilantro is also commonly used in Europe when pickling vegetables and is even used in the brewing of some beers.
With cilantro becoming more widely used by restaurants, you should ask your waiter or waitress if your meal has cilantro. Its even a good idea with any food allergy to have the waiter ask the chef as often they may e the only ones who know exactly what goes into each dish. View what cilantro allergy symptoms are.
Some people actually claim that cilantro is a herbal cure for their other allergies. Cilantro contains flavonoids which they say helps with gastric symptoms caused from other allergic reactions.
If you would like to substitute something else for cilantro in a recipe you can try parsley or basil instead.
Popular Recipes That May Contain Cilantro
- Dipping Sauces
- Meats, especially chicken
- Used with other spices like Cumin
- Staple in Asian cooking
What is Cilantro Fruit?
Another thing you might hear people mention when they talk about cilantro is fruit. This does not refer to your typical fruit like a orange. When cilantro fruit is mentioned they are talking about the seeds of the cilantro plant.
If you do not like Cilantro you can substitute it with a different spice or green but do not expect the meal to have as much impact as nothing has the kick that cilantro does in your meals.
Give your opinion on cilantro and vote yes or no to whether you like cilantro or not at the end of the hub page. I'm guessing it should about a 50/50 split.