Coriander Seed



Coriander (Coriandrum sativum)

Coriander is an annual herb in the family Apiaceae. It is also known as Chinese parsley or, particularly in the Americas, cilantro. Coriander is native to southern Europe and North Africa to southwestern Asia. Coriander is probably native to the Middle East and southern Europe, but has also been known in Asia and the Orient for millennia. It is found wild in Egypt and the Sudan, and sometimes in English fields. It is referred to in the Bible in the books of Exodus and Numbers, where the colour of ‘manna’ is compared to coriander. The seed is now produced in Russia, India, South America, North Africa — especially Morocco - and in Holland. Coriander is an ayurvedic medicinal herb, which is widely used as a flavoring agent for its unique smell and flavour. It is used as an essential ingredient in the curries and other delicacies. It is commonly called as Dhania or Kothmir.
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