Cilantro NO!

Cilantro, NO!

Supporting the fight against cilantro!

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A Story

My mother, brother, and I always had an intense dislike of cilantro. It's not that it tastes bad, it actually tastes inedible. I learned to just avoid it as much as I could and thought nothing more of it.

When I was 19 and living with a new boyfriend, we got drunk one night. In my inebriated state, I ate an entire tub of cilantro salsa.

Within an hour, this is what I looked like Apparently, I'm allergic.

I wasn't scared because I could swallow and breathe okay, but he was terrified, thinking that I was going to look that way permanently. The swelling eventually went down and I now avoid cilantro not just because I dislike it, but because I fear the next allergic reaction could actually kill me.