Cilantro, also known as coriander or Chinese parsley, finds its way in many Indian and Mexican dishes. This fragrant parsley-like herb doesn’t appear like much, but is packed with an unusual array of healing phytonutrients and antioxidants.
Low in calories, this herb contains only 0.02g of fat (1/4cup serving), making it an excellent option to flavor your low-calorie or diet meals. However, it is highly rich in various nutrients and minerals, especially Vitamin A and K. A small serving (one cup) of this herb can provide 27 percent of your daily recommended intake for vitamin A and 52 percent of vitamin K.
So, what makes this herb stand out of the rest? The high amounts of vitamin K present in this herb play an important role in maintaining bone health. Vitamin K has a vital role in bone mass building. It is also a rich source of calcium, the most crucial bone mineral. Adding even a few sprigs to your everyday meals can aid in keeping your bones healthy and strong for years to come.
Other health benefits of cilantro are as follows.
- Protects against skin inflammation
- Aids digestion
- Lowers cholesterol
- Improve eyesight
- Boosts immune system
- Antibiotic and anti-cancer