Annual extensively used as a herb in parts of South and Central America, it isan integral ingredient in Mexican cuisine and the chopped leaves are also a common addition to tacos, salsas, guacamole, fish dishes and beans. Quick growing over summer and autumn forming a symmetrical bush to 600mm.
Germination Porophyllum coloratura. Needs warm days to germinate and grow. Grows well in the garden over summer and autumn.
Dried, it loses its flavour, so use freshly picked. Its taste reminds slightly of cilantro with a touch of rocket and rue. Young leaves still contain fewer essential oils and taste milder, older leaves have an enormously high seasoning power.