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  Coriander - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Coriander is native to southwestern Asia west to north Africa.
Chopped coriander leaves are also used as a garnish on cooked dishes such as dal and many curries, but should never themselves be cooked as heat destroys their delicate flavour quickly.
Coriander was brought to the United States of America in 1670 and was one of the first spices cultivated by early settlers.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Coriander   (923 words)

 CORIANDER   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The reported life zone of coriander is 7 to 27 degrees centigrade with an annual precipitation of 0.3 to 2.6 meters and a soil pH of 4.9 to 8.3 (4.1-31).
Coriander seeds, available whole or ground, are used primarily as a flavoring agent in the food industry or as spice in the home kitchen for breads, cheeses, curry, fish, meats, sauces, soups, pastries, and confections.
Coriander is generally recognized as safe for human consumption as a spice/natural flavoring and for use as an essential oil or oleoresin (21 CFR sections 182.10, 182.20 [1982]).
www.hort.purdue.edu /newcrop/med-aro/factsheets/CORIANDER.html   (522 words)

Coriander is the seed of Coriandrum sativum, a plant in the parsley family.
Coriander is probably one of the first spices used by mankind, having been known as early as 5000 BC.
Ground Coriander seed is traditional in desserts and sweet pastries as well as in curries, meat, and seafood dishes with South American, Indian, Mediterranean, and African origins.
www.culinarycafe.com /Spices_Herbs/Coriander.html   (172 words)

Large seeded coriander (seed diameter of 3-5 mm) is grown as a winter crop in areas with a Mediterranean climate, and as a spring crop in northern temperate climates.
Coriander should not be planted in the same field more than once in four years to avoid losses due to plant diseases.
Coriander is also susceptible to sclerotinia, a disease causing stem rot in many broadleaved crops including canola and pea.
library.usask.ca /gp/sk/da/crops/coriander/DOCS/crops/special_crops/production_information/corianderff1277.html   (2090 words)

Coriander is an ingredient of garam masala, pickling spices and pudding spices and is used in cakes, breads and other baked foods.
Coriander is a characteristic of Arab cookery, being common with lamb, kid and meat stuffings.
Coriander with cumin is a common combination and features in falafel and in the Egyptian appetizer dukka, which consists of those spices plus sesame seeds, hazelnuts, salt and pepper, roasted and crushed.
www.theepicentre.com /Spices/coriander.html   (942 words)

 Herbs and Spices, Coriander, Gardening
Coriander is a delicate annual herb with several branches and lacy leaves with jagged edges belonging to the carrot family.
Coriander's leaves called cilantro is used as seasoning in curries, salads and soup and its dried ripe spherical seeds mostly in powder form is slightly roasted and used as curry powder in dishes, to flavour cakes, cookies, alcoholic beverages such as gin etc. This fragrant spice also has its own medicinal properties.
Coriander plant grows fast to a height of 1 to 3 feet with a spread of 9 inches.
www.webindia123.com /garden/herb_spi/coriander.htm   (547 words)

 coriander seed   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Coriander "seed" is actually the common term for the tiny ribbed brown fruit of an annual herb, Coriandrum sativum.
Coriander also has nutritional value, as it is rich in vitamins and minerals.
Coriander is also used as an ingredient in some laxative preparations in order to counteract their harsh effects on the stomach.
www.wholehealthmd.com /refshelf/substances_view/1,1525,10135,00.html   (648 words)

 Better Nutrition: Coriander — a Mediterranean gift   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Coriander (Coriandrum sativum) -- an herb that hails from sunny Morocco and Romania, and is part of the parsley family.
Coriander oil has a wonderful woody scent similar to rosewood and, when used in aromatherapy, it has a soothing, calming effect, which is said to improve blood circulation.
Coriander has been used in medicinal form for years because of its ability to mask unpleasant flavors, as well as to help soothe upset stomachs and aid in digestion.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0FKA/is_4_61/ai_54245768   (406 words)

Coriander is a strongly aromatic, erect annual that typically grows from 30 to 90 cm (1 to 3 feet) tall.
Coriander seed oil is used in the pharmaceutical industry to mask the unpleasant taste of various medicines.
Grow coriander in a location that is protected from the wind, as the plants are susceptible to being blown over when they are top-heavy with seeds.
www.herbs2000.com /herbs/herbs_coriander.htm   (1127 words)

 Out of the Frying Pan! Herb & Spice Encyclopedia: Coriander
"Coriander" usually refers to the spice, which is comprised of the plant's seeds.
Coriander leaves are more frequently known as cilantro; however, the leaves and seeds have very different taste.
The flavor of coriander seeds can best be compared to sage and lemon and are often used for pickling and mulling wine.
www.outofthefryingpan.com /spices/coriander.shtml   (121 words)

 N101 | Coriander   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Native to the Mediterranean and the Orient, coriander is related to the parsley family.
Coriander seeds and ground coriander are sold year-round in the spice section of most supermarkets.
Whole coriander seeds are used in pickling and for special drinks, such as mulled wine, whereas ground coriander is often used in baked goods (especially Scandinavian), curry blends, and soups.
www.n101.com /Static/HNs/Food_Guide/Coriander.htm   (718 words)

 Coriander (Coriandrum sativum)
Both the green feathery leaves (also known as cilantro) and the spherical seeds of coriander are indispensable in the kitchen, especially to anyone who is fond of curries.
Coriander is used to treat digestive ailments and colic.
Coriander is used widely in Indian, Greek and Asian cooking.
www.gardenguides.com /herbs/coriander.htm   (276 words)

 GourmetSleuth - Cilantro
Coriander is believed to be named after "koris", the Greek word for "bedbug" as it was said they both emitted a similar odor.
Coriander is one of the herbs thought to have aphrodisiac qualities.
The coriander seeds are used in sweets, breads, cakes and to flavor liqueurs.
www.gourmetsleuth.com /cilantro.htm   (805 words)

Coriander seeds are the ripe, 3 - 5 mm (C. sativum vulgare), dried schizocarpic fruits of the annual coriander herb (parsley family, Umbelliferae).
Coriander should be transported in areas which exhibit the lowest temperatures during the voyage and are dry.
Coriander may be infested by rats, mice and beetles (in particular drugstore beetles, hump spider beetles, Australian spider beetles and golden spider beetles) and moths (dried fruit and cacao moths) and mites.
www.tis-gdv.de /tis_e/ware/gewuerze/koriande/koriande.htm   (1197 words)

 botanical.com - A Modern Herbal | Coriander - Herb Profile and Information
Coriander was originally introduced from the East, being one of the herbs brought to Britain by the Romans.
Coriander fruit of the British Pharmacopoeia is directed to be obtained from plants cultivated in Britain, the fruit before being submitted to distillation being brushed or bruised.
Coriander water was formerly much esteemed as a carminative for windy colic.
www.botanical.com /botanical/mgmh/c/corian99.html   (1062 words)

Coriander may be grown in containers, and to be successful you need to keep picking the mature leaves.
Coriander doesn’t like to grow in humid areas, so I have a tough time with it.
Coriander seed is used in some soaps and in toilet waters to add fragrance.
www.pinn.net /~swampy/coriander.html   (248 words)

 Indian Spices
Coriander is an important spice crop having a prime position in flavouring food.
Coriander is a tropical crop and can be successfully cultivated as a rabi season crop in an area free from severe frost during February when the crop flowers and sets its seeds.
Coriander oil and oleoresins are primarily used in seasonings for sausages and other meat products.
www.indianspices.com /html/s0624cor.htm   (254 words)

 Ancient Egyptian Herbal Secrets Coriander
Coriander seeds have been found in Egyptian tombs, and are still used by Egyptian Copts today, for medicinal purposes and for cooking.
Coriander has pain relieving properties and is useful for headaches, muscle pain and stiffness, arthritis and rheumatism.
Coriander is useful as a tea, because of its helpful effects on the digestive tract, and is good for increasing appetite, and relieving nausea, diarrhea, flatulence and indigestion.
www.angelfire.com /ut2/egyptherb/coriander.html   (193 words)

 The World's Healthiest Foods: Feeling Great
Coriander is considered both an herb and a spice since both its leaves and its seeds are used as a seasoning condiment.
Coriander seeds and coriander powder should be kept in an opaque, tightly sealed glass container in a cool, dark and dry place.
Coriander seeds are not a commonly allergenic food and are not known to contain measurable amounts of goitrogens, oxalates, or purines.
www.whfoods.com /genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=70   (1579 words)

 Coriander   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Although coriander is related to parsley and can be used in the same way, its leaves are much stronger than those of parsley and do not have the same flavour.
Powdered coriander is an important ingredient in East Indian curries, and also in certain chutneys eaten with chapattis (pita bread) or papadoms (a type of thin pea-flour pancake).
Coriander was used as an ancient medicine and in cooking.
www.innvista.com /health/foods/spices/coriand.htm   (363 words)

 McCormick - Spice Encyclopedia - Coriander
Coriander is the dried, ripe fruit of the herb Coriandum sativum.
Coriander is used in lentils, beans, onions, potatoes, hotdogs, chili, sausages, stews, and pastries.
Coriander's history can be traced back for thousands of years.
www.mccormick.com /content.cfm?id=8217   (298 words)

 Medicinal Spices Exhibit - UCLA Biomedical Library: History & Special Collections
The seed of the well-known cilantro or Chinese parsley plant (Coriandrum sativum) is known as coriander, and it is a spice with one of the longest histories of use.
Coriander is used in condiments, desserts, liqueurs, perfumes and in candies.
Coriander and cilantro have been advocated for health purposes in folk therapies, and the list of such uses is similar to those for other spices.
unitproj.library.ucla.edu /biomed/spice/index.cfm?displayID=8   (330 words)

 New Window - Waitrose.com - Glossary Term - Coriander
Coriander is a member of the carrot and parsley family (it has a similar appearance to flat leaf parsley) and has long stems, compound leaves and small pink-white flowers.
When you need to add fresh coriander to a recipe, simply place the required number of cubes in a small sieve and as the cubes thaw, the water will drain away leaving you with chopped coriander.
Dried coriander should be stored in an airtight jar in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight.
www.waitrose.com /frontend/popups/rec_gloss.asp?uidstr=110   (610 words)

 Ritz Filmbill: Dining   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Coriander, the new Indian restaurant at the Ritz Center in Voorhees, presents genuine yet contemporary Indian cuisine reflecting the food trends in modern-day India.
The décor at Coriander is also carefully selected to give it a warm and cozy ambience and a personal touch.
The food at Coriander is a culinary trip through the finest of Indian regional cooking.
www.ritzfilmbill.com /dinner/newjersey/coriander.html   (124 words)

In folk medicine, Coriander has also been used to treat coughs, chest pains, bladder complaints, leprosy, rash, fever, diarrhea, headaches, mouth and throat disorders, bad breath, and childbirth complications; and in Asia, it is used for heartburn, diarrhea, hemorrhoids, measles, sore throat, rectal prolapse, and vomiting.
During the Middle Ages, Coriander was recommended as a treatment for anthrax and the epidemic illness, St. Anthony's Fire.
Coriander should be stored in a sealed container in a cool, dark place.
www.pdrhealth.com /drug_info/nmdrugprofiles/herbaldrugs/100860.shtml   (307 words)

 CD Baby: CORIANDER: Coriander .004
Coriander music is a collection of good sound and good spirit enthusiasts.
In 1992, Coriander began performing periodically around the country with an every evolving lineup of musicians.
Coriander 04 is an amazing blend of music, instruments and voice.
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 'C' is for Coriander   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Coriander can often be mistaken for parsley as the leaves are very similar being bright green and shiny in colour.
In the northern countries of Europe, the seeds are sometimes mixed with bread, but the chief consumption of Coriander seed in the UK is in flavouring certain alcoholic liquors, for which purpose it is largely grown in Essex.
Coriander leaves are most often used raw; cooking or even short frying tends to diminish their fragrance.
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 coriander. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Dried coriander seed contains an aromatic oil used as a flavoring, as a medicine, and in liqueurs.
The seed itself is used as a spice similarly to that of the related caraway and cumin.
Coriander is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Apiales, family Umbelliferae.
www.bartleby.com /65/co/coriande.html   (119 words)

 Chapter 6: Common Vegetables for Seed and Fruit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Coriander is a minor crop grown for its aromatic seeds and oil, which are used in the flavoring of food, in certain drinks and in medicine.
Yields of 2,000 to 3,000 pounds of dried seed per acre are obtained in India (Purseglove 1968*).
Although the coriander plant is partially self-fertile, bees are beneficial to it.
gears.tucson.ars.ag.gov /book/chap6/coriander.html   (372 words)

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