Coriander powder is derived from the seeds of the coriander plant. It adds a mild flavour and aroma to sweet and savoury food preparations.
Most commonly, it is bought as whole dried seeds and ground as and when needed, but it can also be found as a readymade powder.
Coriander, also known as cilantro or Chinese parsley, is an annual herb in the family Apiaceae. All parts of the plant are edible, but the fresh leaves and the dried seeds are the parts most traditionally used in cooking.
Scientific name: Coriandrum sativum
Higher classification: Coriandrum
Did you know: As Coriander is a natural stimulant, it regulates the menstrual cycles by reducing the pain related to the woman's period.