Also known as cilantro or Chinese parsley is an annual herb. The seeds have a lemony citrus flavor when crushed.
Uses: The fresh leaves are an ingredient in many South Asian foods (such as chutneys and salads), in Chinese dishes, in Mexican cooking, particularly in salsa and guacamole and as a garnish. It is described as warm, nutty, spicy, and orange-flavored.
Health Benefits: Coriander, like many herbs, contains antioxidants, which can delay or prevent the spoilage of food seasoned with this herb. Coriander has been documented as a traditional treatment for type 2 diabetes.