Herb Guide: Choosing, Storing and Cooking
Maximize your perishable produce with our guide to choosing, storing and using all kinds of fresh herbs.
Cilantro leaves look a bit like Italian flat-leaf parsley but are more delicate and a slightly paler shade of green. Like mint, they too are known to have antibacterial properties. Look for vibrantly fresh, vividly green bunches without any yellow or brown spots. Store this highly perishable herb in the fridge (with its roots still attached) in a glass of water and cover the leaves with a loosely fitting plastic bag.
Tip: Wash leaves right before using since wet cilantro leaves will spoil more quickly.
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