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Cilantro

Storage: Store cilantro in a jar of water in the fridge, as if they were flowers in a vase. Cover the leaves with a plastic bag

Preparation: Fill a large bowl or salad spinner with cold water, add cilantro, and swish them around to remove sand and dirt. Wait a minute to let the sediment settle to the bottom, then pull out the herbs, dump the water, and repeat until cilantro is clean. Dry thoroughly by rolling with towels.

Taste: Bright, citrussy; may taste soapy to some

Nutritional Benefits: Cilantro has a high protein content compared to other herbs and vegetables, and is a good source of fiber. It also contains vitamin k for healthy blood clotting and bone strength, and vitamin A for eye health.