Coriander leaves have a distinct, clean, appetizing taste which is most often associated with Thai and other Asian cooking.
The dried seeds are referred to as a spice and have a mild, lemon-like taste that compliments both sweet and savory dishes.
Ground coriander seeds are found in sweet mixed spice blends for cakes and biscuits as well as being used to thicken and flavor curries.
Indian coriander seeds are pale green and have a flavor that is reminiscent of fresh coriander leaf.
Coriander seeds are thought to relieve an upset stomachs associated with nausea, diarrhea, flatulence, IBS, and bacteria.
Coriander seeds have antiseptic properties and may help to treat wounds, and oral ulcers. Coriander seeds may have antibacterial properties and are sometimes used to treat worms, and parasites. In addition, it is also added to foods to prevent food poisoning, and as a fragrance in cosmetics.
Coriander seeds are a good source of health promoting minerals, such as copper, magnesium, iron, potassium, and zinc. The seeds are also a good source of antioxidants Vitamin A and C and help to prevent premature aging.
|Botanical Name||Coriandrum sativum|
|Common Names||Cilantro, Chinese Parsley, Japanese Parsley.|
|Flavor||Mild, lemon-like taste|