10 Facts about Coriander

Saturday, March 19th 2016. | Plants

Facts about Coriander inform you with the annual herb included in the family Apiaceae. People also called it Chinese parsley or cilantro. It has the scientific name Coriandrum sativum. The plant is originated to southwestern Asia, northern Africa, and southern Europe. The plant can grow up to 20 inches or 50 cm. Here are some interesting facts about Coriander:

Facts about Coriander 1: the leaves

Let’s find out the shape of leaves of coriander. At the base of the plants, you can spot the broadly lobed leaves. The leaves located higher on the flowering stems are feathery and slender.

Facts about Coriander 2: the flowers

You can spot the pink flowers on Coriander. The length of the petals which point on the center of umbel is around 5 to 6 mm.

Coriander Leaves

Coriander Leaves

Facts about Coriander 3: the fruit

The fruit of Coriander has the globular shape. The diameter is around 0.12 to 0.20 inches. Most people take the seeds of Coriander. They often eat them or even use them as ingredient or spice. But the leaves are also used too.

Facts about Coriander 4: the cuisines

Coriander is often used in various traditional types of cuisines like in Africa, Chinese, Portuguese, Indian, Southeast Asian, South Asian, and Central Asian, Tex-Mex, Mediterranean, and Latin American foods.

Coriander Pic

Coriander Pic

Facts about Coriander 5: the name of the leaves

The leaves of Coriander are called in various names such as dhania, Coriander leaves, and cilantro, Chinese parsley or even fresh Coriander.

Facts about Coriander 6: the usage of fresh leaves of Coriander

The Chinese, Thai and South Asian people often use the fresh leaves of Coriander as the ingredient. You can find it in salads and chutneys. In Russia, it is used to make salad, while it is used to create garnish, guacamole and salsa in Mexican cooking style.

Coriander Pictures

Coriander Pictures

Facts about Coriander 7: the Indian and central Asian food

The large amount fresh Coriander leaves will be used to create the Indian and central Asian food.  It will be cooked until the strong flavor is gone. Find facts about barley here.

Facts about Coriander 8: the nutrients from the leaves

The Coriander leaves contain various vitamins like vitamin K, vitamin C, and Vitamin A. The seed is a good source of manganese, magnesium, iron, selenium, calcium and fiber even though it has low amount of vitamin.

Facts about Coriander

Facts about Coriander

Facts about Coriander 9: the variety of fruit

The diameter of the Coriander fruit is determined by the variety of the fruit. The diameter of microcarpum fruits is around 1.5 to 3 mm. The diameter of C. s. vulgare is around 3 to 5 mm. Find facts about celery here.

Facts about Coriander 10: snack

Do you know that the seeds of coriander can be made into snack? The seeds will be roasted first before you eat them as snack.

Coriander Seeds

Coriander Seeds

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