No one actually knows where cilantro came from, but it’s an herb with a long and storied history. History records show that it was harvested up to 5000 years ago with mentions in the bible and other religious texts. It’s been found all over the world in ancient Egyptian tombs to the Mexican pyramids to ancient Israeli’s. Old Chinese texts and European books also mention cilantro and coriander as one of the most important herbs of the time. While we don’t have a full historical timeline of cilantro and coriander, we do have several mentions of it throughout historical artifacts.