Look for leaves that are smooth and whole, that have a strong aroma, and that are bright in color.
Chose cilantro that has bright green leaves. Avoid cilantro with wilted or limp leaves and leaves with yellow or brown spots.
Leaves of fresh dill should be green and feathery. Choose dill that has hardy stems. Avoid stems and leaves that are wilting or yellowing.
Look for heavy, closed, firm bulbs, with dry outside skins.
Look for healthy stems and vibrant colors. Avoid lavender with wilted stems.
Look for vibrant green leaves. Avoid brown or wilted leaves.
Choose oregano with undamaged leaves and firm stems.
Look for deep-green, crisp leaves. The leaves and stems should not be wilted or yellow.
Look for fresh green leaves. Avoid rosemary with wilted, yellow leaves.
Look for healthy, tender green-gray leaves. Avoid sage with discolored or wilted leaves.
Look for vibrant green leaves. Avoid leaves that are yellow or have dark spots.