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.
Select clean, uniform dried coriander seeds with wavy ridges, varying from cream to light beige colour. Avoid buying damaged and blackend coriander seeds.
Excessive consumption of coriander seeds can lead to problems with liver function and can upset the stomach.(2)
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