Garden Notes: More about Cilantro (–a miscellany)

Here are a few extra things about Cilantro –miscellaneous in the extreme.
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They make a Wheat-Beer in Belgium –Witbier– which has a Cilantro accented taste. Sounds interesting. But probably WAY overpriced, after the manner of all artisanal beers. (If they didn’t use such an expensive word, maybe they could make it for less.)
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In general, in cooking, always add that chopped cilantro just before serving –it loses the taste in the cooking.
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There are various medical/medicinal uses of Cilantro:
The water of boiled Cilantro seeds is good for colds; adding a piece of orange peel makes for a nice taste.
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Be sure to use your Cilantro roots as much as possible.
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Coriander seeds were found in prehistoric caves in Israel, and at the tomb of Tutenkamun in Egypt.
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Coriander seeds are used medicinally in Iran to relieve anxiety and insomnia. I foresee some….problems… if those sanctions go into effect.
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Coriander is mentioned in the Bible –Ex. 16.31 to be exact. (Not a very significant mention, but –good to know it’s there. I suppose.
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Oddly enough –considering that Cilantro is fairly new to a majority of American– it first came to America in 1670, one of our very first imported herbs, apparently.
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Happy gardening!


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