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Discover the fascinating history of el cilantro while enhancing your Spanish listening abilities

Did you know that el cilantro has a long history of medicinal and gastronomical use? Enhance your Spanish listening abilities and learn all about it!

Ceviche, tacos, chimichurri, sancocho… humm qué rico! It’s hard to conceive Hispanic cuisine without cilantro, yet it wasn’t until the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors that this popular herb arrived to the American continent.

Known for its tangy, citrus-like and slightly spicy flavor and amazing medicinal properties, we can trace the uses of this humble yet potent herb back to the ancient Egyptians and Romans.

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