Vietnamese coriander

Vietnamese coriander

Vietnamese coriander 2

VIETNAMESE CORIANDER

Also known as "Hot-Mint", it is a very popular culinary ingredient in Asian dishes.

It tastes similar to Coriander (Cilantro) that is more commonly used, but with the big difference that it is able to thrive in summer heat when normal Coriander tends to go into flower and not produce enough flavourful leaves.

IN THE GARDEN

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Growth Characteristics:
• Perennial, Frost tolerant.

Height:
• ±30cm; Spread: Indefinite.

Cultivation:
• Full sun; Well drained, composted soil.
• Best grown in a Container or Hanging Basket, to limit the spread.
• Keep trimming the plant to encourage new growth and to prevent the older stems from becoming woody.

Harvesting:
• Pick fresh leaves throughout the year.
• Leaves can be dried and it retains the flavour.

CULINARY

Do you love the taste of Coriander but find it difficult to grow?
We have a great alternative for you to try .... Vietnamese Coriander !
Also known as "Hot-Mint", it is a very popular culinary ingredient in Asian dishes.

It tastes similar to Coriander (Cilantro) that is more commonly used, but with the big difference that it is able to thrive in summer heat when normal Coriander tends to go into flower and not produce enough flavourful leaves.
With its strong, spicy, unusual flavour, it will indeed add a new taste experience to your culinary journey.

It was taken by Vietnamese emigrants to France in the 1950s and the US in the 1970s, where it now has an enthusiastic and growing following.

Growing Vietnamese Coriander is also easy.

Plant it in a sunny position with well drained, composted soil and water regularly, especially during hot, dry periods.

Vietnamese Coriander

Parts used :
• Fresh or dried young leaves.

Use the pungent flavour of Vietnamese Coriander in the following way :
•It withstands cooking better than coriander and will impart a subtle flavour to cooked dishes if added part way through the cooking.
• Added to Salads, Bean sprouts, Red and Green peppers, Eggs, Curries, Stir-fries, Soups, Pasta, Coconut milk.
• Meat dishes, Fish, Seafood, Poultry and Pork.
• Asian and Vietnamese Cuisine.
• Make a Chicken and Cabbage salad, flavoured with Vietnamese Coriander, chillies and Lime juice.

Combines well with :
• Chillies, Garlic, Ginger, Lemon grass, Salad Herb.

HEALTH

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Health benefits:

Vietnamese Coriander may be beneficial in the following cases:
Digestive system Added to food it will assist and improve digestion.