Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Coriander is Cilantro?

Holy Crap!  Did you know that Coriander is the exact same thing as Cilantro?!!

Bet you learned something new.

hugs & quiches

~Angela O'

Here is a brief from

Coriander or Cilantro?

What do you call it?

The Latin name for the herb in question is Coriandrum sativum, from which it can easily be seen where the word "coriander" is ultimately derived. The word "cilantro" is from the Spanish translation of this word.

In the United Kingdom, we would refer to the leaves and stalks of the plant as "coriander" and to the seeds as "coriander seeds": the word "cilantro" does not exist. In the United States, I now know that the leaves and stalks of the plant are referred to as "cilantro," while the seeds are referred to as "coriander."

In India, where the herb is extremely popular in cooking, it is referred to as "dhania" (just to further confuse the issue!)


  1. Yes Coriander is Cilantro but in dried version

    Arfaan Khan

    1. Actually, coriander is the full on fresh plant. Cilantro is a term that started because in some countries the word "coriander" didn't exist. It's then broken down in terminology if there are coriander seeds and so forth. Thanks for your comment Arfaan Khan, I'll be sure to post it on my blog!!

  2. I'm pretty sure coriander is the seed from cilantro.

    1. Well it depends from what hemisphere you are from. There is the coriander plant and the coriander seed. If you are from the eastern hemisphere it is called the coriander plant. If you are from our hemisphere (western) we call it cilantro.

  3. You are right, I didn’t know. Could not associate it since the color of the powder is red and the leaves are greeeennn? Good to know.

    Hope all is doing good. Take care.

    ~Yolanda Mora