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Coriander Seeds

Also Known As : Dhania seeds
Technical Name : Coriandrum sativum

Vegetarian

Taste Profile

It has a warm and subtle flavour with a slight citrus hint.

Usage Tips

  1. Coriander seeds are used to flavour many sweet and savoury preparations.
  2. Apart from being used whole, they can also be powdered.
  3. They can be added to curries and broths.
  4. They are widely used as condiments with or without roasting in the preparation of curry powders and seasonings.
  5. They should be stored in an opaque, tightly sealed glass container in a cool, dark and dry place.
  6. The whole coriander seeds will stay fresh for about one year.

Common names and forms

  1. Coriander Whole
  2. Organic Coriander Whole
  3. Whole Coriander Seeds
  4. Whole Daniya

Description

Coriander seed, which is actually the dried fruit of the coriander plant, is used as a spice. They are pale white to light brown with longitudinal ridges and round in appearance. They are available in whole or ground powder form. They are used extensively in Indian, Middle Eastern and Asian cuisines. They are found throughout the year.

Health benefits

  • Corainder seeds lower LDL cholesterol levels, which can help to prevent atherosclerosis, heart attack, stroke, and coronary heart disease.(1)
  • They are packed with vitamin C, which boosts immune system.(1)

Selection Guide

Select clean, uniform dried coriander seeds with wavy ridges, varying from cream to light beige colour. Avoid buying damaged and blackend coriander seeds.

Note

Excessive consumption of coriander seeds can lead to problems with liver function and can upset the stomach.(2)

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