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General Information :- Coriander is a native of the Mediterranean. It  is a herb mentioned in the bible. It was used as a cure for facial spots during the middle ages. Coriander is now a major crop throughout the world. The great Arabian classic 'thousand and one nights' often refers to this spice as an aphrodisiac. 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 is then sun dried.

Botanical Name : Coriandrum Sativum
Family : Umbelliferae
Parts Used : Leaf & Seed
                    Flavour Characteristics

Coriander is pleasantly aromatic and flavourfull.

                    Name in international Languages
Spanish  : Culantro
French : corriandre
German : Koriander
Swedish : Koriander
Arabic : Kuzhbare
Dutch : Koriander
Portuguese : Coentro
Russian : Koriandr
Japanese : Koendoro
Chinese Hu-Sui

Coriander finds extensive use in several kinds of foods, beverages and liquors and perfumes. It is highly valued for its medicinal properties and for its use as a condiment.

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