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Coriander

Flower
Family Apiaceae
Name Coriandrum sativum
Common Names Coriander, Cilantro, Chinese Parsley
Etymology
Coriandrum From Greek koris meaning bug, referring to its aroma.
sativum From Latin sativum meaning sown or cultivated.

  See also:  Food plants, Culture / Germination

Coriander is a quick growing annual herb commonly used in Mediteranean, South American, Indian and South-east Asian cooking. IN warm weather, they quickly go to seed. They need to be planted regularly to ensure a continuous fresh supply. The dried leaves lose their flavour. All parts of the plant are used. For example, the basal leaves (Chinese parsley) are used for garnishing, the upper leaves (cilantro) are used in soups, the ground seeds (ketumbar) is an essential ingredient in curry mixtures, and the roots are used in Thai cooking.


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