Culantro: A hearty cilantro substitute that doesn’t die.

culantro

Culantro (Ergyngium foetidum) leaves stand up to the grow test. Meaning it doesn't die three hours after planting.

Let’s face it, growing cilantro is a pain in the %$&#. Know what I’m saying? Before you can say tortilla, that sucker has gone to seed and burned up in the sun.

It’s devastating to have your entire taco feast ready — all you need is that last sprinkle of freshly cut cilantro chopped in small pieces to bring out the flavor —  and you walk up to your roof deck, scissors in hand only to find saggy, brown leaves.

Solution: Mexican cilantro or culantro. It looks different. It’s almost  a succulent with long leaves and serrated edges. And the flavor is stronger, which, in our book of cilantro love and dedication, is A-OK.

We like this blog post about it and a recipe for sofrito. Olé!

Call your neighborhood Ace to ensure it’s in stock!

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