Either you love it or you hate it – but they say if you try something ten times, foods you used to hate, you learn to …. tolerate it. I happen to really like cilantro … so give it a chance! It’s good for you!
Cilantro, otherwise known as Coriander, is full of Vitamins A (essential for normal cell differentiation and healthy vision) & K ( plays a key role in blood clotting and bone formation).
Herbs, including cilantro, also contain phytochemicals, known for their role in the prevention of cancer and other chronic diseases. It has also been determined that cilantro possesses qualities that lower cholesterol levels. One additional benefit of herbs is that they provide fresh and full flavor to food, so can help you use less salt in cooking. Bonus!
Cilantro Tea? Why Not?!
– Bring four cups of water to a boil.
– Place the chopped fresh cilantro into a tea infuser.
– Set the tea infuser into the boiled water, cover and allow the tea to steep for 10 minutes.
– Uncover the pot and remove the tea infuser from the water.
– Open the infuser and squeeze the cilantro leaves between your fingers, allowing excess liquid to drip back into the pot. (be careful it’s hot!) Discard the cilantro.
– Pour the cilantro tea into serving cups.
– Take a sip once the tea has cooled enough to sample, add your favorite sweetener to taste & enjoy!