By Vanessa Richins
If you’re a fan of salsa, you’re probably very familiar with cilantro.
If you also like to cook, you’re probably familiar with coriander.
Did you know, however, that these come from the same plant?
When you’re using the leaves of Coriandrum sativum, it’s called cilantro. If you let it flower and produce seeds, those are called coriander.
Cilantro prefers cooler weather. If you’re wanting to use the plant for cilantro, then plant outside in early spring or keep inside in the kitchen. When it’s warm, the plant will become bitter and go into seed production, so you could plant for coriander then.
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