Culantro (Eryngium foetidum)

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Location: Macleay Island, Queensland, AustraliaDate: 2014-02-09
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Location: Macleay Island, Queensland, AustraliaDate: 2014-02-09
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Posted by RickCorey (Everett WA 98204 - Zone 8a) on Dec 5, 2011 7:47 PM

Called Ngo Gai in Vietnam, it’s also called culantro, mui tau, ngo tau, Mexican coriander, thorny coriander, spiny coriander, fitweed, saw-leaf or saw-tooth herb, recao and Tabasco parsley.

Ngo Gai / Culantro leaves and roots are used as a seasoning in Thailand, India, Vietnam and other parts of Asia. It is similar to cilantro but has a stronger flavor.

Ngo Gai germinates and grows slowly. It needs shade. Harvest leaves by cutting the entire rosette at the base before flowering. The leaves are thick and retain their flavor and color when dried.

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Posted by Gleni (Macleay Is, Qld, Australia - Zone 12a) on Feb 20, 2014 5:08 AM

Easy to grow and self seeding. Keep under control by cutting off the flower bracts which are quite spiny. Perennial and much more convenient than cilantro or coriander.

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