Fresh Coriander - 100g
Coriander, also known as cilantro. Just like parsley, this herb ain't just for garnishing! Amazing health properties Make a coriander salad to boost your vitamin and mineral intake.
Why Should You Eat More Herbs and Spices?
Herbs have been used since ancient times for their medicinal properties, mostly concentrated into teas and tinctures. More recently, their healthful value as a food ingredient has been realized. For one, herbs add a burst of flavor to food, allowing you to cut back on salt without sacrificing taste. And several herbs, including parsley, have significant amounts of the essential vitamins A, C and K.
But the true power of herbs lies in their wealth of protective polyphenols — plant compounds with potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Piles of studies show that polyphenols in herbs help combat such diseases as cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, diabetes and more. Polyphenols are anti-microbial, so they can help protect us from harmful bacteria as well. Although many of the studies on herbs’ effects have involved concentrated solutions of the leaves’ active components, there is evidence that their benefits still apply when they are cooked and eaten as part of a regular meal, too.
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One cup of raw cilantro weighing about 16 grams (g) provides:
0.083 grams (g) of fat
0.587 g of carbs
0.341 g of protein
Cilantro also contains vitamins C, provitamin A, and K, as well as trace amounts of the following:
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