What is Vietnamese cilantro used for?

Is Vietnamese coriander good for you?

The leaves are used for medicine. People use Vietnamese coriander for diabetes, stomach pain, constipation, dandruff, gas (flatulence), and to reduce sexual desire, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses. In food, Vietnamese coriander is used to flavor soups, stews, and salads.

Can you freeze Vietnamese mint?

You could also freeze the leaves for a rainy day or dry them out. For the former, remove the leaves from the stem and lay on baking trays in the freezer. Once frozen, pack loosely into freezer bags making sure you don’t crush them too much but do expel as much air as you can.

Are Thai basil and Vietnamese mint the same?

Vietnamese mint smells similar to Thai basil but it is far more pungent with a hot bite and slight numbing character and a strong alkalinity. Also known as hot mint, it is the leaf to use in Malaysian laksa soups, and is often simply known as laksa leaf. It’s also used as a salad ingredient, and cooked dishes.

What spices do Vietnamese use?

Dried Spices

  • Black Cardamom.
  • Black Peppercorns.
  • White Peppercorns.
  • Cinnamon.
  • Coriander Seeds.
  • Casia Bark.
  • Fennel Seeds.
  • Cloves.
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