Coriander or Chinese parsley is an annual plant that is utilized in cooking. The dried seeds of the plant are used as a spice in many cuisines throughout the world. It is characterized by its orange-like, warm, nutty, piquant flavor and lemony aroma.
Coriander is added in spice mixtures such as curry powder and Indian garam masala alongside cumin. It goes well on meat, chicken, sauces and in salads. Heating the spice in a dry pan heightens the aroma, flavor and pungency.
Although mostly known in Asian cuisine coriander can be found used in many recipes throughout the world. In Germany, coriander is added in pickled vegetables and sausages and in Russia, it is used in rye bread as an alternative to caraway.
Coriander seeds are rich in dietary fiber, calcium, selenium, magnesium and manganese.
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