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Coriander Facts: Everything you need to know 

Spice School: Lesson 15

ORIGIN

21 VITAMINS & MINERALS

Coriander is a member of the parsley family, Apiaceae. It comes from the coriandrum sativum plant and is native to the Mediterranean and Middle East region.

DID YOU KNOW?

To most of the population, coriander gives off a tart, lemon-lime taste. However, there is a small group of people who taste dish soap.

SIX REASONS TO SPRINKLE SOME MORE

• Calcium

• Carotene

• Choline

• Copper

• Folate

• Iron

• Lutein

• Magnesium

• Manganese

• Niacin

• Phosphorus

• Potassium

• Riboflavin

• Selenium

• Sodium

• Thiamin

• Vitamin A

• Vitamin B-6

• Vitamin C

• Vitamin K

• Zinc

  • May help lower blood sugar
  • May benefit heart health
  • May protect brain health
  • May promote digestion and gut health
  • May protect your skin
  • May help fight infections

MODERATION IS KEY

Repeated intake at higher doses may cause some side effects, including allergic reactions and increased sensitivity to the sun.

APPLICATIONS

This subtle, earthy, spice works well in Indian, Latin American and Middle Eastern cuisines. Its mild, versatile flavor is excellent in spice rubs for chicken and lamb, as well as soups and stews.

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