Cilantro Cashew Dressing2013-05-10
Cilantro, also known as coriander, Chinese parsley or dhania, contains an abundance of antioxidants, which can delay or prevent the spoilage of food seasoned with this spice. It also is an excellent source of vital vitamins and minerals.
Chemicals derived from cilantro have antibacterial activity against Salmonella choleraesuis, and this activity was found to be caused in part by these chemicals acting as non ionic surfactants.
Cilantro has also been documented as a traditional treatment for diabetes. A study on mice found coriander extract had both insulin-releasing and insulin-like activity.
(source: Laura Taylor, Alegria Subscriber)