Author Archives: Ynes Ortega


Cilantro or Coriandrum sativum is a member of the Apiaceae family and amongst the most widely used of medicinal plants. It is an annual herb that closely resembles parsley. • It is also called Mexican parsley and in tropical Asia it is also called Chinese parsley. In Europe the entire plant is known as coriander (Czech), coriandolo (Italy) and cilantro in Spain. in Germany it is called coriander and coriandre in France. In Kenya and India it is called dhania, Shiang Tsai in Read more

Romaine Lettuce

OUTBREAK ALERT As of April 12, 2018, 11 states have reported individuals infected with the Shiga toxin-producing strain of Escherichia coli O157:H7 (E. coliO157:H7). The multistate outbreak has been linked to chopped romaine lettuce produced in Yuma, AZ. There have been 35 infections reported with 22 persons hospitalized and no reported deaths. Key Facts Romaine lettuce accounts for 30% of the lettuce consumed in the United States. Between 1990 and Read more