The flavor of this perennial herb is similar to cilantro with a spicy taste followed by a bit of a lemon zing. Vietnamese coriander is best when consumed young and fresh as older leaves can develop a tough texture and bitter flavor.
What can you do with Vietnamese coriander?
The leaves are used for medicine. People use Vietnamese coriander for diabetes, stomach pain, constipation, dandruff, gas (flatulence), and to reduce sexual desire, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses. In food, Vietnamese coriander is used to flavor soups, stews, and salads.
Is Vietnamese coriander good for you?
Vietnamese coriander contains chemicals called flavonoids. These chemicals work as antioxidants. Vietnamese coriander also contains a chemical that seem to stop cancer cells from growing.
Is Vietnamese mint a coriander?
Persicaria odorata, with common names Vietnamese coriander, Vietnamese cilantro, hot mint and Cambodian mint, is a herb whose leaves are used in Southeast Asian cooking.
What grows well with Vietnamese coriander?
Do Vietnamese use cilantro?
Although cilantro is a common ingredient in Viet and other Asian dishes, people who are not familiar with the plant often mistake Vietnamese coriander and long coriander for cilantro. These three herbs are essentially different even though they are all called coriander plants.
Does Culantro taste like cilantro?
According to the University of Purdue, the two herbs are only very distantly related, yet culantro smells and tastes like an extra intense version of cilantro – which probably sounds awful if you’re one of those unfortunate souls for whom cilantro tastes like soap, but amazing if you’re a person who understands that …
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