Did You Know?
Modern medicine has identified a number of beneficial qualities in coriander. Studies have shown it to be helpful in controlling blood sugar, cholesterol, and free radical production. It appears that the volatile oils in cilantro leaves, which are rich in phytonutrients, may have antimicrobial properties as well. And according to some research, it may help detoxify heavy metals from the body.
Impressd with cilantro’s health benefits? Time to get cilantro into your daily diet. Here are a few tips for selecting and storing:
There are multitudes of simple ways to incorporate cilantro into your daily diet: sprinkle a little ground coriander on fish before grilling; stir some chopped fresh cilantro into a quick chicken-vegetable soup; make a dip for veggies with nonfat yogurt, chopped spring onions, and cilantro; or make a healthful, delicious meal of the sandwich and salsa recipe on this page.
Eggplant and Chickpea Pita pocket Serves 8
Pair this sandwich with a crunchy green salad for a quick and easy light supper on a warm summer evening.
Yellow Tomato Salsa
To make Yellow Tomato Salsa:
PER SERVING: 351 CAL; 7 G PROT; 16 G TOTAL FAT (2 SAT FAT); 47 CARB; 0 MG CHOL; 719 MG SOD; 5 FIBER; 17 G SUGARS