Coriander is a fragrant rich herb that has numerous culinary uses and health benefits. When crushed, the seeds have been described as earthly, warm, nutty, spicy, and lemony citrus flavor.
Roasting or heating the seeds in a dry pan heightens the flavor, aroma, and pungency. Ground coriander seed loses flavor quickly in storage and is best ground fresh. Coriander seed is a common spice in garam masala and curries. Almost all the dishes in South Asian cuisines needs at least a little of coriander.
Significant amounts of important and trace minerals such as dietary fiber, calcium, selenium, iron, magnasium, manganese has been found in coriender seeds. It is also rich in powerful antioxidants, loaded with dietary fiver which can help digestion and relief constipation, helps lower bad cholesterol levels, aids in the production of red blood cells, detox the body from the harmful chemicals such as mercury, lead and arsenic are among numerous other health benefits.