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General Produce

Cilantro

Receiving Inspecting:

Good quality fresh herbs should exhibit color consistent with variety, hearty aroma, high leaf-to-stem ratio, and leaves that are firmly attached to stems.

Avoid herbs with brown, black, or bruised leaves, and herbs with limp leaves (except sage) or that are flowering.

Storage Handling:
 

Short-term storage recommendation (7 days or less)

  • 34-36° F/1-2° C
  • 90-98% relative humidity
Shelf-Life:
7 to 10 days.
Troubleshooting:

Fresh herb leaves may bruise; handle with care.

Keep fresh herbs away from ethylene-producing items and ripening rooms.

Usage Ideas:

  • Purée cilantro, pepitas, garlic, Manchego cheese, and olive oil; use pesto to top fish, pasta dishes, and pizza.
  • Integral to fruit and spicy salsas, used in curries, and dips such as hummus and guacamole.

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