Parsley vs. Cilantro

Parsley vs. Cilantro

Parsley and cilantro are both herbs (plants used in cooking to add flavor). They can be used fresh or dried.

Parsley is an herb with small green leaves used as a garnish or seasoning. It is part of the carrot family. The two main varieties are Italian Flat Leaf and Curly Leaf. Fresh parsley is often used as a garnish rather than as food.

Cilantro is an herb derived from leaves of the coriander plant used as a garnish or seasoning. It is a key ingredient in many Asian and Mexican dishes, especially salsa and guacamole. Cilantro has a stronger flavor than parsley.

A point of confusion between these two herbs is that cilantro comes from coriander, which is often referred to as Chinese parsley.


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