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Old 02-08-2020, 11:48 PM
 
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Sometimes you can get lucky and buy it with stems on (more often in an Asian market) and then it keeps quite well in the fridge. It grows better in cooler weather, too. AND the roots can be ground into a paste for a few Thai recipes.
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Old 02-09-2020, 05:22 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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We put in a jar with water about halfway up the stems, cover with a plastic bag, and place in refrigerator. Change the water every couple days.
We do the same but we do not cover. I think covering it might be a good thing as it is less likely to get knocked over and spill.
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Old 02-09-2020, 05:25 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I'm sure this topic has been covered before (not bothering to search) - but my opinion of cilantro: don't buy it, toss it - LOL - I accidentally purchased a plant (thought it was parsley) - and couldn't give it away to anyone I knew - I know it's a controversial herb - you either love it or hate it (guess which category I'm in... )
very true it is a love/hate herb.
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Old 02-09-2020, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Jollyville, TX
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Small bundles of cilantro are 39 cents at our grocer. It rarely gets all used up. I wrap mine in a paper towel and put back in the produce bag in the produce drawer and it lasts long enough to get at least two more uses - I figured at the price, that's about as good as it gets. I've tried growing it, but it bolts so fast that I don't get any more use out of it than buying fresh.

It does freeze well if you want just the flavor and not the fresh herb.
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Old 02-09-2020, 10:41 AM
 
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Small bundles of cilantro are 39 cents at our grocer. It rarely gets all used up. I wrap mine in a paper towel and put back in the produce bag in the produce drawer and it lasts long enough to get at least two more uses - I figured at the price, that's about as good as it gets. I've tried growing it, but it bolts so fast that I don't get any more use out of it than buying fresh.

It does freeze well if you want just the flavor and not the fresh herb.
Thanks for the note on freezing. Would be suitable for seasoning soups, though not as fresh herb in guacamole, as I sometimes make it.
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Old 02-09-2020, 12:02 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I have cilantro in my garden but I rarely eat them. I’m not sure they are good for storage either.
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Old 02-09-2020, 12:20 PM
 
Location: North State (California)
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Sometimes you can get lucky and buy it with stems on (more often in an Asian market) and then it keeps quite well in the fridge. It grows better in cooler weather, too. AND the roots can be ground into a paste for a few Thai recipes.
I have never seen it for sale without the stems. All the grocers here, have it for sale with stems. I use the stems also. It is cheap to buy, sometimes 3 bunches for a buck, I just hate waste.
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Old 02-09-2020, 10:59 PM
 
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What do all the chinese restaurants do then? They use a lot of cilantro. If they always throwing out their current left over supply then they must be getting fresh somewhere.
There are chinese restaurants everywhere in all sorts of climates. Is cilantro one of those plants that can survive anywhere year round?
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Old 02-12-2020, 06:47 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Buy cilantro all the time with the roots and stem. Buy it at any Asian market. Cilantro is one of the best plant at lower inflammation.
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Old 02-17-2020, 07:30 AM
 
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When I use cilantro, I also chop up the stems and use those, they have a lot of flavor.
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