Since ancient times, coriander has been enjoyed in many cultures for its culinary and medicinal values. Coriander is the most popular herb in the world and its use can be traced back to 5,000 BC where it was found in Egyptian tombs, making it one of the world’s oldest spices.
Considered a member of the carrot family coriander has a love hate relationship in some parts of the world. The herb is widely used in cooking in Latin American countries, the Caribbean, India and China, but not in Japan or Spain.
Coriander has a refreshing, soapy, piney, slightly lemony aroma with mint and pepper overtones.
Coriander has a distinctive, pungent earthy taste similar to a blend of lemon and sage.
Traditionally coriander is used to treat migraines and indigestion to help purify the blood and to relieve nausea, pain in joints and rheumatism. Researchers found that coriander can assist with clearing the body of lead, aluminum and mercury.
Cooking & Food Pairing
Coriander is best added to dishes just before serving as heat can reduce its potency. Great with chilli, carrot, basil, mint, chicken, beef, avocado, coconut, couscous, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, fish, prawns, scallops and mussels.
Gourmet Garden Coriander
With its lemony flavour and easy access Gourmet Garden Coriander will turn even the hardest dish into an effortless breeze. Bursting with flavour, Gourmet Garden Coriander comes in handy tubes and keeps its fresh taste for months. Additionally, our coriander is now organically grown without the use of artificial pesticides, herbicides or fertilisers. Gourmet Garden Coriander is also great value with the equivalent of 3 bunches of fresh coriander in each tube.
Find Gourmet Garden Coriander in the fresh produce section of your supermarket.
For more information, click here to download a Coriander fact sheet