Did you know that cilantro/coriander is considered one of the oldest herbs, cultivated nearly 7000 years ago by Ancient Egyptians, Greeks and the Roman Empire?
Cleary a lot of cilantro has been eaten over the years. Historically, cilantro was prized for its medicinal benefits such as helping with digestion, detoxifying the body and killing off bacteria and microbes.
That very distinctive smell that cilantro gives off is known as a phytochemical or plant chemical which is what makes up the antioxidants found in this herb. Additionally, we know that cilantro:
-eases digestion and helps the absorption of nutrients from other foods
-detoxifies the blood and clears heavy metals from the body
-is high in Vitamins like vitamin A, C and K, and the seeds are high in potassium, manganese and magnesium.
Cilantro is very versatile, as its found in a variety of cuisines, but I think you'll enjoy having it in this Mexican-style eggs dish (recipe makes two servings):