Coriander~ Organic Cilantro Herb
We offer harvested day of delivery or living. All our small pkgs are offered in 24 oz containers
Contact us for larger trays of 10x20 trays or more.
We offer living or freshly harvested day of order.
Urban farmed in containers that are BPA safe, reusable, recyclable, and
food safe containers.
Our containers offer over 6 servings. We price match.
Due to a varied variety of the size of seed, germination rate, offering the nutritional and freshness benefits of living, exact weight of the greens weight is unavailable.
If you require an exact weight of a certain variety we would then have to harvest your order day of delivery.
Cilantro microgreens have a slightly lower concentration of vitamin C than an orange.
Cilantro microgreens contain very high levels of the carotenoids lutein/ zeaxanthin, violaxanthin and beta carotene, which are fat soluble antioxidants important for organ function and protecting cellular structures from damage.
Micro Cilantro is very small in size, averaging 5-7 centimeters in length, and has 2-4 flat and broad leaves that connect to a slender, lime green stem. The first set of bright green leaves to open, or the cotyledons, have an elongated blade-shape while the following pair, or the true leaves, have a slightly toothed margin and resemble a tiny version of mature cilantro leaves. Micro Cilantro is crisp and has a sweet, bright citrusy aroma with a clean, bold, classic cilantro flavour finishing with robust notes of pepper and fresh cut grass. It is also most notably without the soapy scent that some say mature cilantro possesses.
Micro Cilantro is a young, tiny, edible version of the well-known herb and is harvested approximately 14-21 days after sowing. Micro Cilantro is one of the most popular microgreens currently on the market today. Favoured for its peppery, pungent flavour, Micro Cilantro has become widespread as a garnish for its ease of use and ability to add flavour, texture, and visual appeal to any dish.
Micro Cilantro contains vitamins A, B, C, E, and K, beta-carotene, calcium, iron, potassium, zinc, and phosphorus.
Micro Cilantro leaves are best suited for raw preparations, specifically as a garnish, as they will wilt if exposed to prolonged heat. They feature a bright, sweet, and spicy flavour without the soapy, bitter characteristic that mature cilantro can develop. Micro Cilantro leaves are most commonly used in Mexican, Indian, Thai, and Chinese cuisines. They can be sprinkled on top of egg rolls and spring rolls, used to add a bright flavour to lobster and crab, mixed into polenta, or even chopped into salsa. Micro Cilantro pairs well with avocado, carrots, zucchini, tomato, coconut milk, citrus, ginger, mint, lemongrass, chile peppers, yogurt, chicken, lamb, and white fish. Harvest fresh for a few days. They will keep 5-7 days when stored unwashed, in a sealed container in the refrigerator and should be added only at the very final stage of finishing a dish.
Cilantro is native to Southern Europe where it has been in use since 5000 BCE in both medicinal and culinary purposes. Micro Cilantro was one of the first microgreens used by chefs in upscale restaurants and continues to be one of the most popular microgreens since the growth of the microgreen trend. The flavor of Micro Cilantro is softer than the mature herb and offers delicate citrus notes to help brighten up dishes. Its versatility in different cuisines has also made it well-known across the globe.
Cilantro is native to Southern Europe and was thought to have arrived in North America in the late 17th century. Micro Cilantro, however, did not start appearing on menus until the 1980s in the United States. Microgreens became even more popular in the 1990s, with the first documented use of the word microgreen in 1998 in California. Today Micro Cilantro can be found at specialty grocers and select distributors in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.