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Coriander (Dhaniya)

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Coriander has long been used as a garnishing agent in almost all cuisines the world over. But there is so much more to coriander than just being an ingredient with a strong and much-loved aroma. Both a herb and a spice, coriander belongs to the Apiaceae family of flowering plants that also includes celery, carrot, and parsley. With origins in Southern Europe, Northern Africa, and South-Western Asia, it is mainly the fresh leaves and dried seeds in powder form that are consumed. The delicate looking and lush coriander plant is packed with extremely beneficial nutrients that both protect and regulate body functions. From being considered anti-diabetic to controlling cholesterol and free-radical production, the coriander does it all. Its healing properties are also said to be anti-inflammatory in nature. So now you know, coriander is not just a seasoning condiment but also particularly an excellent source of Vitamin A, C, K, calcium, manganese, magnesium and dietary fibre.

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Coriander is the dried fruit of an annual herb, with several branches and serrated leaves. The small flowers yield green globular fruits, which turn yellowish brown when ripe. The seeds are picked when the ripening is in progress and sun-dried. Coriander is pleasantly aromatic and flavorful. This fragrant spice is used for sauces and as a condiment. The fresh young leaves of this herb is used to flavour and garnish soups,salads and meat dishes.

Coriander is common in Middle Eastern, Central Asian, Mediterranean, Indian, South Asian, Mexican, Texan, Latin American, Chinese, African and Southeast Asian cuisine.

The dry fruits are known as coriander seeds or coriandi seeds. The word coriander in food preparation may refer solely to these seeds (as a spice), rather than to the plant itself. The seeds have a lemony citrus flavour when crushed, due to terpenes linalool and pinene. It is described as warm, nutty, spicy, and orange-flavored.

It is commonly found both as whole dried seeds and in ground form. Seeds can be roasted or heated on a dry pan briefly before grinding to enhance and alter the aroma. Ground coriander seed loses flavor quickly in storage and is best ground fresh

Coriander or Cilantro is a wonderful herb that has multiple health benefits. Coriander is full of antioxidants that will help your body fight off diseases by improving the overall immune system. Coriander also is good for your heart health because it can lower the bad cholesterol in your body ( LDL) and help increase good cholesterol ( HDL).Coriander is also good for your digestive health. The antioxidants present in coriander also keep your skin healthy and happy.

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1 KG, 100 gms, 250 gms, 500 gms

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