Thought of as both a herb and spice, cilantro is the leaf of the coriander plant, whose seeds are called coriander. Each leaf is small and green with frayed edges, and has a pungent and 'soapy" smell. The leaves are used fresh either sprinkled on food like parley, or minced within soups, sauces and curries, in order to enhance other flavours.

herb, aroma, flavour, spice