1 lb bag $5.80
5 lb bag $29.00
The Coriandrum sativum plant produces both flavorsome coriander seeds and cilantro leaves, which are used in very different ways. They should not be substituted for one another despite being part of the same plant.
While cilantro is most often used to garnish and flavor foods such as stir-fry, salsa and soup, coriander is used to boost flavor in many popular dishes such as curry. The coriander seeds are dried and harvested as a spice and have been a staple in Indian, Asian and Latin cuisines for thousands of years. Coriander is a member of the parsley family, also known as Chinese parsley, and is considered a sweet, savory spice that, like its kin, can be both dried or ground.
The flowering plant produces small, pea-size seeds that offer a subtle zest that can be added to various spice blends. Ground coriander is created by grinding whole coriander seeds into a fine powder, producing a nuttier, citrus flavor. Keep in mind, ground coriander loses it flavor more quickly than its whole coriander counterpart.
Coriander is a rich source of calcium and has numerous medicinal benefits including:
- Is a natural diuretic
- Controls blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol
- Acts as an antiseptic helping heal mouth sores and wounds
- Aids in digestion, reducing gas/bloating/diarrhea/hemorrhoids
- Reduces skin inflammation and arthritis
Coriander also contains vitamins A, C, K, carotene, folic acid, niacin and riboflavin, all contributing to osteoporosis prevention. As a great source of iron, coriander also helps prevent anemia.
Mount Hope Wholesale’s ground coriander is available in one and 5 pound bags.