Coriander – Vietnamese
Polygonum odoratum

Zone: 7-10
Height: 18-24"

General: Relaxed mound of "knotted" stems and narrow pungent leaves used like cilantro for flavoring. Vietnamese coriander compliments many Asian and Vietnamese dishes well.

Culinary Uses: Vietnamese cilantro can be used in place of cilantro or mint in many Asian inspired dishes. It has a lovely coriander taste with a clear citrus note; refreshing with a hot, biting, peppery aftertaste. The herb combines well with chilies, garlic, ginger, lemon grass, and salad herb.

Medicinal Uses: Vietnamese Coriander has been known to assist and improve digestion. It is high in beta carotene, iron, vitamin E, and calcium. There are also antioxidant properties which protect the gastric system as a whole.

Ornamental Uses: Dark green, maroon-blotched leaves with a burgundy underside.

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