Coriander

coriandri fructus

Country of Origin

Italy

Description

Coriander is a one-year Umbelliferae with dark green leaves. It will be approx. 60 cm high.

Taste Characteristics

Coriander seeds have a mild citrus-like taste.

Usage

Coriander is used especially in Asian cuisine for example soups, Indian food, Thai food and wok dishes. It is also used in cakes and bread.

History

Coriander originates originally from Asia and North Africa, where it is found wild. It was brought to northern Europe by the Romans.

Nutrition

Coriander contains vitamin A beta carotene, vitamin E, and the minerals potassium and iron.