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Coriander Leaves

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

Vegetarian

Taste Profile

It has a tart lemony taste with a slight soapy flavour that is commonly found in plants.

Usage Tips

  1. To increase the shelf life of coriander leaves, one should rinse it with fresh water, along with that one should also cut the stems down and finally wrap it with a cling wrap and store it in the refrigerator.
  2. Coriander leaves are great when used for garnishing, as it infuses its tart lemony flavour, thereby making the dish more elegant and delicious. It can also be used for making chutney. It can be used in fresh green salads as well.

Common names and forms

  1. Chopped coriander
  2. Chopped Coriander Leaves
  3. Cilantro
  4. Cilantro Leaves
  5. Coriander
  6. Coriander (Dhaniya)
  7. Coriander (Kothmir)
  8. Coriander Leaf
  9. Coriander stems
  10. Corriander leaves
  11. Dhania
  12. Finely chopped coriander leaves
  13. Fresh Coriander
  14. Fresh coriander leaves
  15. Green Coriander
  16. Green Coriander Leaves
  17. Kothimeera
  18. Organic Coriander
  19. To Be Ground Into A Smooth Paste ( Using 2 Tbsp Of Water)chopped coriander (dhania)

Description

Coriander is a herb which is acknowledged as a flavour enhancer along with its nutritional value. It is known by different names as coriander and cilantro, but this certainly holds a distinction. The dried seeds are called coriander while the fresh leaves are called cilantro. Moreover, they provide a tart lemony flavour to the dish, but not only this, it also has a high nutritional value as it is rich in vitamins, minerals, and fibre.

Health benefits

  • Lowers cholesterol naturally-It is believed to lower cholesterol without prescription, and this happens because they contain natural fatty acid including ascorbic acid, which is also called vitamin C. In fact, they help to increase the healthy “High-density lipoprotein” therefore cutting down the very chance of cardiac arrest.(1)
  • Decreases inflammatory skin conditions: As coriander contains compounds like cineole and linoleic acid, which probably is considered to reduce inflammation and other skin abnormalities like psoriasis, dermatitis, rashes and hives from allergies. Thus it is recommendable to consume for a healthy skin.(1)
  • Prevents Anemia and Malnutrition: Coriander is said to be rich in iron, whereas iron plays a vital role in curtailing malnutrition that often leads to pale skin tiredness, stress, fatigue, and even heart palpitation.(1) 
  • Prevents mouth issues: Coriander is high on antiseptic properties, and this often helps them to cure mouth issues like mouth ulcers often caused by food intolerance, viruses and other diseases.(1)

Selection Guide

At the time of purchasing coriander leaves, it should be kept in mind that they should be fresh and hydrated and should be vibrantly green in colour. There should not be any dry leaves and should be clean.

Note

Allergic reaction: Unlike any other plant food, coriander also contains some allergic agent. Some of the allergic reactions and their symptoms are; first swelling of mouth and lips, nausea, wheezing, feeling light head. Lowers blood pressure: with the abundance of potassium found in the plant food that predominantly reduces the  sodium in the body.(2)

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