Papalo herb has been around since the time of the Aztecs and is used as a culinary herb in Mexican cooking. It's a beautiful plant with flowers that offer nectar to butterflies and bees. It's a great alternative to grow during the hot months here in Florida when cilantro would bolt. Papalo does not bolt, prefers dry soils, and is pest and disease resistant.
You can use Papalo leaves raw in a salad or mince and use as a fresh herb seasoning like cilantro. Some say the leaves taste like cilantro and arugula and it is often called Bolivian Cilantro. Check out Fruit and Papalo Salsa in our recipes section.