Is used in preparing many different salsas. It contains many phytonutrients, including flavonoids such as quercetin, kaempferol, rhamnetin and apigenin; as well as the phenolic acid compounds, caffeic and chlorogenic acid. An excellent antioxidant, cilantro also has antimicrobial properties since it contains a compound called dodecenal. Cilantro is also known as coriander when the seeds are used as a spice.
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