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What is shadow benny good for?
Keeping this in view, is Shadow Benny the same as cilantro?
Culantro is popularly known as chadon beni in the English-speaking Caribbean. Cilantro and coriander are similar in flavor to chadon beni, but the name "culantro" is not synonymous with cilantro — also known as Mexican coriander. The two plants look a great deal alike and they even smell a bit alike.
Subsequently, question is, what is Culantro good for? The plant is reportedly rich in calcium, iron, carotene, and riboflavin and its harvested leaves are widely used as a food flavoring and seasoning herb for meat and many other foods. Its medicinal value include its use as a tea for flu, diabetes, constipation, and fevers.
Also question is, what is shadow Benny?
Shadow Benny is a wild growing Caribbean plant that goes under many names. Chadon, Shadon, Shado Beni, Mexican Coriander, Sawtooth Coriander, Fitweed, and Spiritweed. It has even more names in Asia, but in the United States, you will most commonly find it called Culantro.
What is cilantro called in Trinidad?
The scientific name for the herb is 'Eryngium foetidum' but in Trinidad and Tobago the popular “market” names for chadon beni are culantro or bhandhania. The difference between Chadon beni (or culantro) and cilantro is that chadon beni (or culantro) has a stronger and more pungent scent.