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Cilantro: Do You Hate it or Love it?

Cilantro is the most widely used aromatic herb globally, especially in Latin America, China, and India. It is believed to come from the Mediterranean. Native American Indians used it to relieve constipation, insomnia, and anxiety in ancient times. The Romans used its seeds (coriander) to relieve headaches, while the Egyptians put them inside their tombs.

Because it is so prevalent in Hispanic cuisine, cilantro is found in supermarkets all the time. Because of this, the imports of this herb from Mexico have increased. During 2019 its importation only occurred in the second half of the year. In 2020 and 2021, cilantro was imported throughout the year, as we can see in the following graph:

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Paola Ochoa is Director of Operations and Engineering Liaison for Agtools.

Agtools, Inc. provides data for farmers, buyers, distributors, retailers, government agencies, financial firms, and other stakeholders to manage market volatility, increase profitability and reduce waste of natural, human and food resources.


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