Cilantro

cilantro

Cilantro (coriander) is an annual herb in the family Apiaceae. The herb is native to regions spanning from southern Europe and North Africa to southwestern Asia. It is a soft plant growing to 20 inches high. The leaves are variable in shape, broadly lobed at the base of the plant, and slender and feathery higher on the flowering stems.

Cilantro is hand-bunched in the fields, then sent to the cooler where an ice slurry is injected into the cartons. This serves both to cool the product and to maintain the moisture in this fast-drying herb.

Product Specifications

Size Approx. product wt (lbs.) unit per case Approx. gross wt (lbs.) Approx. full pallet wt (lbs.) Case
(lxwxh.)
Case cube (c.f.) Layers per pallet Cases per layer Cases per pallet Ice ok?
60’s 12 60 bunches 43 1,700 20x12x15 1.99 5 8 40 yes
30’s 7 30 bunches 21 1,700 20x12x7 0.9 10 8 80 yes

Storage

Temperature: Keep refrigerated at 34° to 36° Fahrenheit.
Relative Humidity: Maintain 90 to 95% relative humidity.
Shelf Life: 7 to 10 days.  Top ice OK.

Availability

Seasonal, spring through fall.

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