Coriander, also known as cilantro, Chinese parsley or dhania, is an annual herb in the family Apiaceae.
coriander is one of the most versatile herbs as all parts of the plant – roots, stems, leaves and seeds – can be used in cooking.
Native to the Mediterranean and western Asia, coriander is an essential ingredient in Thai, Chinese, buying valium online illegal Vietnamese, Indian, Turkish, Spanish, Portuguese, North African, Mexican and Latin American cuisine.
It looks very similar to continental parsley and the two are easily confused, but once you smell coriander there’s no mistaking its distinctive lemony-ginger aroma. The seeds have a mild citrus smell and flavour, which is very different from the strong taste of the roots, stems and leaves that people either love or hate.