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Local herb group to meet; Cilantro named herb of year

on March 20, 2017 10:48 AM
Indiana, PA

Every year since 1995, the International Herb Association has chosen an Herb of the Year to highlight.

This year the herb of the year is coriander/cilantro.

Coriander and cilantro are somewhat confusing because the two names are used for the same plant. The plant is considered both an aromatic spice (coriander seed) and an herb (cilantro leaf). The leaves are pungent and some feel have an unpleasant taste (it seems that many people either hate it or love it). However, it is one of the most widely used herbs in the world.

The public is invited to attend the Herb Study Group of Indiana County’s meeting on 7 p.m. March 28 at the Red Cross building, 610 Kolter Driver, White Township, to learn more about the 2017 Herb of the Year. The presenter will be Penn State Master Gardener Cindy Rodgers.

Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Ginny at (724) 801-8262 or visit the Facebook page of the Herb Study Group of Indiana County.

New members are welcome.

NOTE:  This article edited Tuesday to add time and place of the meeting.

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