Health Benefits of Cilantro

 
 
 
 

Health Benefits of Cilantro

Cilantro- a low calorie flavor-boosting herb, has deep green leaves that are antioxidant-dense, and filled with potent essential oils, vitamins, and dietary fiber (an element that by itself has been shown to significantly reduce the amount of bad cholesterol found in the blood).  

Cilantro can be a nutritious ingredient in a number of soup recipes that can bolster and shape flavor, without having to rely on too much salt. A quarter cup of cilantro contains roughly five percent of a person’s recommended daily allowance of Vitamin A. The fresh leaves and dried seeds are used in a broad variety of recipes.

Lead Detoxification

  • Cilantro can suppress a person’s lead accumulation and can help to detox the body. It is low calorie, has zero fat, and zero carbs.
  • Good source of vitamins and minerals.
  • Rich in potassium, calcium, manganese, iron, and magnesium (elements shown to be helpful in regulating blood pressure and heart rate). This contains approximately 30% of a person’s recommended daily allowance of Vitamin C. 
  • Vitamin K helps bone mass building and promotes healthy bone metabolism. The Vitamin A in cilantro can also help prevent and protect against various cancers. 

Are Cilantro And Coriander Related?

They are essentially one and the same; technically Coriander refers to the entire plant (and is sometimes referred to as Chinese parsley), although we often refer to its dried seeds alone as ‘Coriander’ and the leaves, stems, or bunches of the herb- simply as ‘Cilantro’. (You can also buy dried cilantro leaves in the spice aisle of most grocery stores, but the flavor is not quite as strong as the fresh herb.)

Fresh cilantro is aromatic and citrusy. It should generally be added toward the end of cooking time – it is also frequently used in cold dishes, in salsas and as a garnish. [The] Coriander seeds, however, have a warmer, spicier flavor and are usually best in sauces, or stews. Even though they come from the same plant, they have widely different flavors, and are not interchangeable!

SoLé Soups offer a variety of different soup choices that are both healthy and tasty. Can you tell which of our recipes contain cilantro? Which is your favorite?

Try them all, and please enjoy SoLé often