Informative article about the spice Long Coriander (culantro), its botany, chemistry, history and cross-cultural culinary usage. Culantro (Eryngium foetidum L., Apiaceae) is a biennial herb indigenous to continental Tropical America and the West Indies. Although widely used in dishes . Perennial herbs, cm high, aromatic; roots tuberous; stems dichotomously branched, deeply striate. Leaves simple; lamina ca. x cm.

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Also ripe tropical fruits papaya, mango are sometimes added.

A significant constituent of the essential oil of the plant is Edodecenal “eryngial”with isomers of trimethylbenzaldehyde being present in lesser proportions. Search in all groups Search within this group. Also includes information referring to territorial extension of the individual or group in terms of its activities feeding, mating, etc.

Culantro: A Much Utilized, Little Understood Herb

Or, Login with your user account:. The plant produces a well-branched cluster of flower heads in spikes forming the characteristic umbel inflorescence on a long stalk arising from the center of the leaf rosette Morton ; Moran The leaves are often substituted for coriander leaves due to its foegidum pungent smell [ 3 ].

Salsa is usually consumed with tortilla chips as an appetizer. Culantro is erynfium to be rich in calcium, iron, carotene, and riboflavin.


Chemical composition of the essential oil of Eryngium billardieri F. Aliquots of trichloroacetic acid 2. The anticonvulsant properties of this plant have been scientifically investigated.

Phytochemical constituents and pharmacological activities of Eryngium L. A commonly used, neglected spicing-culinary herb of Mizoram, India. Published online Apr Flowers are white, in subsessile umbels.

These findings suggest the need for further research of this herb foetiidum its products. English saw leaf herb also sawtooth coriander refers to the serrated leafs, which loosely remind to a saw blade.

Eryngium foetidum L.: a review.

Now containing plants. Higher absorbance indicates higher reducing power. It is reportedly used in traditional medicine for burns, earache, fevers, hypertension, constipation, fits, asthma, stomachache, worms, infertility complications, snake bites and also in malaria.

Send a request for permission. The oils are a potential source of natural antioxidant as demonstrated by their strong antioxidant activity. Successes in prolonging eryngum postharvest life and storage under refrigeration will undoubtedly increase its export potential and ultimately its popularity among the commonly used culinary herbs. Yet Puerto Rico is the place where one is most likely to find foods common to all Central American countries enhanced with long coriander.

Variability in the composition of essential oil was clearly dependent on the geographic location of the growing plant.


Eryngium foetidum – Wikipedia

Eryngum GC oven temperature program was used as follows: The leaves themselves can be eaten in the form of a chutney as an appetite stimulant Mahabir In Asia, it is most popular in the countries of the South East Asian peninsular.

Nomenclature and Classification Nomenclature and Classification. This was demonstrated by the oils ability to act as hydrogen atoms or electrons donor in the conversion of the stable purple coloured DPPH to the reduced yellow coloured DPPH-H. Anecdotal reports mention that the flower heads are attractive to ladybugs, green lacewings, and other beneficial insects.

There are also salsas based on dried sweet almonds salsa di almendra with fruity ingredients and mild or hot chiles.

Although culantro grows in a wide variety of soils, it does best in moist well drained sandy loams high in organic matter particularly under full light. Percentage scavenging activity was calculated using the expression: Atlas of medicinal plants of middle America.

In the simplest case, salsa is just the raw, chopped or blended ingredients, but it can also be shortly cooked or even long simmered.