About Coriander seeds
Coriander is an important spice crop having a prime
position in flavouring food. The plant is a thin
stemmed, small, bushy herb, 25 to 50 cm in height with
many branches and umbels. Leaves are alternate,
compound. The whole plant has a pleasant aroma.
Inflorescence is a compound umbel comprises 5 smaller
umbels. Fruit is globular, 3 to 4 mm diameter, when
pressed break into two locules each having one seed.
Fruit has delicate fragrance; seeds are pale white to
light brown in colour.
The young plant is used for flavouring and garnishing
curries and soups. The fruits (seeds) are widely used as
condiments with or without roasting in the preparation
of curry powders, sausages and seasonings. It is an
important ingredient in the manufacture of food
flavourings, in bakery products, meat products, soda &
syrups, puddings, candy preserves and liquors. In
medicines it is used as a carminative, refrigerant,
diuretic, and aphrodisiac. In household medicines, it is
used against seasonal fever, stomach disorders, and