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This is National Heart Health Month and a good time to talk about foods that can provide some real protection from heart disease. Filling our plates with colorful vegetables is important for good nutrition and protecting our health. Vegetables in the Brassica or cabbage family are so healthy that several servings a week are recommended.
I think most of us are familiar with cilantro. The taste of cilantro is a special flavor found in Mexican cuisine. Salsa and pico de gallo would not be the same without cilantro, but this has not always been the case. Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum) seeds were brought to Mexico by Spanish explorers, where it became associated with Mexican cuisine.