Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum L) is part of the Apiaceae family, which contains 3,700 species, including carrots, celery, and parsley. All parts of the plant are edible, but people most commonly use the fresh leaves and dried seeds in cooking. Cilantro has been a part of global cuisine for a long time. It is a good source of antioxidants. Using cilantro to flavor food may encourage people to use less salt and reduce their sodium intake.