Culantro

Planting young culantro on soil / plantation vegetable culantro leaves plants agriculture , Sawtooth coriander
Sinónimos:
Chadon Beni
Categorías: Planta medicinal
Eryngium_foetidum (Wikipedia)

Culantro
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Eryngium foetidum leaves
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Clade:Asterids
Order:Apiales
Family:Apiaceae
Genus:Eryngium
Species:
E. foetidum
Binomial name
Eryngium foetidum
Synonyms
  • Eryngium antihystericum Rottler

Eryngium foetidum is a tropical perennial herb in the family Apiaceae. Common names include culantro (/kˈlɑːntr/ or /kˈlæntr/), recao, shadow beni, Mexican coriander, bhandhania, long coriander, sawtooth coriander, and ngò gai. It is native to Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America, but is cultivated worldwide, sometimes being grown as an annual in temperate climates.

In the United States, the common name culantro sometimes causes confusion with cilantro, a common name for the leaves of Coriandrum sativum (also in Apiaceae), of which culantro is said to taste like a stronger version.

Culantro (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

From Spanish culantro, whence also cilantro, which see for more.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kuːˈlɑːn.tɹoʊ/, /kuːˈlæn.tɹoʊ/

Noun

culantro (uncountable)

  1. The tropical herb Eryngium foetidum, native to Mexico, Central America and South America but cultivated worldwide, used medicinally and in Caribbean cuisine.
    Synonyms: chadon beni (Caribbean), fitweed (Barbados, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago)
  2. Alternative form of cilantro

Usage notes

Not to be confused with

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