1 lb bag $5.45
10 lb bag $54.50
Unbeknownst to most – coriander and cilantro are devised from the same plant – the Coriandrum sativum plant. The plant is a member of the parsley family. Cilantro refers to the stem and leaf of the plant and is used, most often, as a garnish to flavor foods. The coriander seed, on the other hand, is the plant’s dried fruit, which is harvested to use as a spice. The two taste very different, and whole coriander seeds should not be substituted for cilantro. However they do compliment each other nicely.
Whole coriander seeds are small, brownish in color and are said to be one of the oldest spices on record. Keeping the coriander seed intact helps maintain the sweet, citrus flavor longer. Coriander is essential to curry sauces and is a staple in Indian, Asian and Latin cuisines all over the world. The seeds are used regularly in pickling and brining; however, when cooking with coriander seeds, the enticing aroma is released by either frying or crushing them. Ground coriander helps release a nuttier flavor.
Coriander is a rich source of calcium and has numerous medicinal benefits including:
- Regulating blood pressure and high cholesterol
- Acts as an antiseptic offering relief and healing for wounds or sores in the mouth
- Eases digestion and reduces gas and bloating
- Mitigates arthritis and skin inflammation
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 offers whole corianders seeds in one and ten pound bags. Regardless of your consumption, we have you covered.