Culantro is native to Mexico and South America where it is often grown as a perennial. Nowadays it is cultivated worldwide. The taste of culantro is very similar to cilantro, which is a close relative. The leaves are often 4 to 5 inches long, ovoid in shape, with a center rib and sawtooth margin.

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  • Nutrition Info
  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories: 4
  • Calories from fat: 1
  • Fat: 0.1g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 7mg
  • Total Carbs: 1g
    • Fiber: 0g
    • Sugars: g
  • Protein: 0g
  • Vitamin A: 22%
  • Vitamin C: 7%
  • Calcium: 1%
  • Iron: 2%


Handling & Storage


Available year round

Also Known As

  • Recao
  • Spirit weed
  • Long coriander
  • False coriander
  • Culantro coyote

Store in a plastic bag at 35 F.

  • Eryngium foetidum


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