Culantro is a herb that has a similar aroma and flavour to cilantro, but they are not the same plant.
The two herbs differ considerably in terms of their appearance. Culantro leaves are long and saw-toothed like dandelion leaves while Cilantro leaves are small and lacy like parsley leaves. There is also a significant difference in flavour and aroma intensity since Culantro is many times more potent than Cilantro.
Culantro Leaves Uses:
Because Culantro is quite potent, you'll need to use less of it.
It's suitable for long-cooked dishes in which cilantro would impart bitterness or lose its more delicate flavour.
Due to its herby, citrusy taste, use Culantro in beef and chicken soups, rice and beans, and stewed beans.
Culantro Leaves Benefits:
Culantro Leaves Recipes: