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Coriander Leaves

Also Known As : Dhaniya, Cilantro
Technical Name : Coriandrum sativum


Taste Profile

Coriander has a lime citrus taste.

Common names and forms

  1. Chopped Coriander Leaves
  2. Cilantro
  3. Cilantro Leaves
  4. Coriander
  5. Coriander (Dhaniya)
  6. Coriander (Kothmir)
  7. Coriander Leaf
  8. Dhania
  9. Fresh Coriander
  10. Green Coriander
  11. Green Coriander Leaves
  12. Kothimeera
  13. Organic Coriander


Coriander is a Chinese parsley which is both a herb as well as a spice. It is an edible leafy herb which has decorative appearance and is widely used in flavoring various dishes.

Health benefits

  • Coriander leaves help in lowering blood sugar level.(1) 
  • It lowers the bad cholesterol (LDL) and increases the good cholesterol levels.(1) 
  • Anti-inflammatory properties present in it help to prevent arthritis.(1)  
  • It contains antioxidants which prevent eye diseases.(1) 
  • It is rich in iron that helps to treat anemia.(1) 

Selection Guide

Look for fresh coriander leaves that are evenly bright green in color. Avoid the leaves that have turned pale yellow and dry.


Too much consumption of coriander leaves may lead to diarrhea, dehydration and low blood pressure. It may cause allergic reaction when it comes in contact with skin.(2)

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