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Cilantro: Why You Should Choose This Unique, Pungent Herb

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  • Originally, the herb was grown in present day Greece and was utilized by ancient Egyptians and Romans, making cilantro one of the oldest known herbs in history
  • A medical report noted that when 200 milliliters of 10 percent cilantro extract was consumed for seven straight days, it led to severe diarrhea, stomach pain, darkened skin, menstrual lapse and dehydration

Most people typically associate cilantro with its soapy aftertaste or its "bedbug-infested bedclothes" odor and, for some, this could be more disgusting than appetizing even though others seem to enjoy it. In fact, as "The Curious Cook," Harold McGee, writes in The New York Times, although food can be a universal language, it can become divided as far as cilantro is concerned. He says:

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