Coriander seeds

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General Characteristics
 - Coriander (Coriandrum sativum), dhania is an annual spice crop and a member of the Umbelliferae, or carrot family. The coriander plant yields both the fresh herb and spice seed, which are used primarily for culinary purposes.
 - The fresh green herb is called cilantro, or Chinese parsley. It is used in southern and southeastern Asian, Chinese and Mexican cuisine, and for flavouring salads and soups.
 - The fruits (seeds) are widely used as condiments with or without roasting in the preparation of curry powders, sausages and seasonings. It is an important ingredient in the manufacture of food flavourings, in bakery products, meat products, soda & syrups, puddings, candy preserves and liquors.
 - The spice is also employed for the preparation of either the steam-distilled essential oil or the solvent-extracted oleoresin. Both products are used in the flavouring and aroma industries.