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Coriander

Coriander

General Description: Coriander is the seed of a plant (Coriandrum sativum) in the Parsley family. They are round and tan in color measuring about 1/5th of an inch in diameter. They are described as giving a nutty citrus flaver when crushed.

Uses: Coriander is one of the main ingredients in curry. It is also used in chili, sausages, and in the spice blend garam masala which is commonly used in Indian cuisine. The leaves of the plant “cilantro” is used often in Latin American dishes.

History: Coriander was used in medieval times for it’s ability to mask the rotten flavors in spoiled meats. The Romans were known to have used it widely in Europe and it was one of the first spices brought to America.

Origin: Coriander is said to have originated in the Mediterranean and Southwest Eruope.

Shelf Life: 2-3 years