Name: Botanical Name: Coriandrum
Coriander seed, Chinese
Coriander is a small, erect, shining plant.
The glabrous plant can reach heights between
0.20 m and 1.40 m. The stems are more or
less erect and sympodial, monochasial-branched.
Each branch finishes with an inflorescence.
The colour of the ribbed stems are green,
and sometimes turns to red or violet during
the flowering period. The globular shape
fruits(seeds) when ripes green in colour
and have a disagreeable scent, but upon
drying they become off white to light brown
in colour and very fragrant. These seeds
are up to 6 mm in diameter.
Coriander is an important Spice. Coriander
seeds are like tiny balls, and for its pleasant
flavour and aroma, having a Prime Position
in International Trade and Food Industries.
In many Countries People frequently use
coriander seeds practically in all their
dishes specially in pizzas, curries and
certain native dishes. Its widely used and
sold in whole and fine ground powder forms.
Coriander Seeds are extensively employed
as a condiment in the preparation of pickling
spices, sausages and seasonings, It is also
an important ingredient in the manufacturing
of Bakery Products such as pastries, cookies,
buns and cakes. Its Industrial uses consist
of food flavouring, aromatherapy and perfumery
for its pleasant and delicate fragrance.
Coriander has been used in medicine for
thousands of years. The coriander are believed
to aid digestion and seasonal fevers. Its
also considered and used in medicines as
carminative, diuretic, tonic, stomachic,
antibilious, refrigerant and aphrodisiac.
CORRIANDER SEEDS POWDER
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