Why Russia and Moldova?
We source our Coriander from parts of Russia and Moldova with ideal growing conditions for the plant.
The fresh, herbal aroma of Cilantro essential oil makes it useful for cooking. It is also used in soaps for cleansing purposes.
How does it work?
Cilantro is an annual herb with small, green, feathery leaves. It also produces pale pink or white flowers that blossom in clusters. The plant can grow up to 20 inches (50 cm) high. Cilantro is planted every two to three weeks starting in late spring. It is harvested about a month after it is planted. The essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves.
Cilantro must be grown carefully. While it needs plenty of sunlight, too much heat will cause the plant to bolt. Bolting happens when the ground exceeds a certain temperature and the plant growth happens so rapidly that it is no longer harvestable and won’t produce the proper oil profile.