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Coriander Seeds
Coriander Leaves

Coriander is a herbaceous plant (Coriandrum sativum) [1]. The leaves are used as a herb and the seeds as a spice. The root also has culinary uses.

The leaves, known as cilantro in the USA [1], are used as a herb in many cuisines around the world, particularly in Asia. Deep fried coriander leaves are served as a street food snack or vegetable dish in parts of China.

Some people find the taste of coriander leaf to be 'soapy' and unpleasant; others cannot detect this taste [2].

Coriander seed is a key ingredient of curry powder [3]. It is also used in pickling solutions, sausages and even some beers [4].

The root is commonly used in Thai cuisine [5].


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