The seed of the same plant that gives us cilantro, coriander has a light, lemony flavor that combines especially well with ginger.
The dried seeds are referred to as a spice and have a mild, lemon-like taste that compliments both sweet and savoury dishes.
Use to season foods that cook for longer than an hour, such as roasts, or items that are cooked for a shorter time but at a higher temperature, such as pan-fried, broiled or grilled meats.
Health Benefits: Coriander seeds are thought to relieve an upset stomachs associated with nausea, diarrhea, flatulence, IBS, and bacteria. It has 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.
RECIPE: Coriander Apple Crumble
|Botanical Name||Coriandrum sativum|
|Common Names||ilantro, Chinese Parsley, Japanese Parsley|