|Eryngium foetidum leaves|
Eryngium foetidum is a tropical perennial herb in the family Apiaceae. Common names include culantro (// or //), 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.
From Spanish culantro, whence also cilantro, which see for more.
- IPA(key): /kuːˈlɑːn.tɹoʊ/, /kuːˈlæn.tɹoʊ/
- 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)
- Alternative form of cilantro
Not to be confused with...