From Canada. Those who love cilantro (you know who you are), know that cooking with fresh cilantro isn’t always possible. Yet you want the refreshing, almost anise-like piney flavor, along with the hints of lemon, mint and pepper that cilantro brings to your food. Keeping cilantro flakes on hand is your solution. Add them to your favorite Tex-Mex, Mexican and Caribbean meals along with curries, chutneys and couscous.