Is Coriander the Same as Cilantro?

Is Coriander the Same as Cilantro?

Yes, coriander and cilantro are one and the same.

Coriander is the common name for Coriandrum Sativum, a member of the parsley family. It produces seeds that are edible fresh or dried, whole or ground. Coriander seed is a common element in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cooking.

The fresh leaf of the plant is also known as cilantro or coriander leaf and is common in cooking worldwide, from Mexico to Southeast Asia. The leaf is also known as Chinese parsley. An important element in Mexican cooking, it is commonly used in salsa, soups, and stews.