Coriander (Coriandrum sativum) is an annual herb in the family Apiaceae. It is also known as Chinese parsley or dhania or cilantro. All parts of the plant are edible, but the fresh leaves and the dried seeds (as a spice) are the parts most traditionally used in cooking. But we give you fresh dried seeds of coriander.
Coriander is a fragrant, antioxidant-rich herb that has many culinary uses and health benefits. It may help lower your blood sugar, fight infections, and promote heart, brain, skin, and digestive health.
Coriander is commonly used in South Asian, Southeast Asian, Indian, Middle Eastern, Caucasian, Central Asian, Mediterranean, Tex-Mex, Latin American, Brazilian, Portuguese, Chinese, African, and Scandinavian cuisine.
Seeds generally have content of vitamins, they do provide significant amounts of dietary fibre, calcium, selenium, iron, magnesium and manganese.
Coriander, like many spices, contains phytochemicals which may delay or prevent the spoilage of food seasoned with this spice.