How To Store Cilantro After Harvesting

We will be taking an in-depth look into the history, health benefits, uses, and the best way on how to store cilantro. Read through till the end to learn a little more about your favorite vegetable. 

What is Cilantro? 

Cilantro is an annual herb that can be found in many parts of the world. It belongs to the Apiaceae family with other nutritious vegetables such as carrots and celery. 

The History The history of coriander dates back to 6,000 BC during the reign of the Egyptian Pharaohs. In a recent discovery traces of cilantro, remnants were found in a cave in Israel and in parts of ancient Egypt. An Edible Plant Cilantro is grown abundantly in the United States in the states of California, Arizona, Washington, and Oregon. As an aromatic plant, all parts of the plant can be eaten, but the leaves and seeds are the most commonly used parts of the plant.

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How To Store Cilantro

1. Drying the Leaves You can preserve your cilantro by keeping the leaves dry. After harvesting them, you should not rinse off the dirt or debris so as not to get them wet. 2. Storing Cilantro in Ice Trays You can store your fresh cilantro leaves in an ice tray for use in flavoring beverages. After harvesting the vegetable, you will need to rinse and drain the cilantro of excess water. You can now chop the flowers into small pieces with the aid of a knife before placing them in an ice tray.

3. Storing Cilantro in the Refrigerator One of the best ways to store fresh cilantro is to refrigerate them. Once harvested, you need to trim the stems and keep the leaves dry. This means that you don’t have to rinse the leaves for dirt and debris before storage until the leaves are ready for use.

How To Store Cilantro After Harvesting

If you have been thinking of growing cilantro in your garden and are worried about how to preserve the vegetable after harvest, with the methods above, you shouldn’t find any problems keeping your favorite spicy vegetable for whenever you require it in your dish or beverage.