Author Archives: Ynes Ortega

Cilantro

Key Facts Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum) is an herb and a member of the Apiaceae family. It is commonly used in Latin American and Asian dishes and is sometimes referred to as ‘Mexican parsley’ or ‘Chinese parsley.’ Although the entire plant is edible, the leaves and seeds are most frequently used. Read more

Romaine Lettuce

Key Facts Romaine lettuce accounts for 30% of the lettuce consumed in the United States. Between 1990 and 2009, per capita consumption increased from 1.2 to 7.7 pounds per person. Although contamination of marketplace product is rare, between 1998 and 2018, at least 34 romaine lettuce-associated outbreaks were reported to CDC’s Read more