Description

Coriander seeds are the dried seeds of the Coriandrum sativum plant, commonly known as cilantro or coriander. They are widely used as a spice in culinary dishes and also have medicinal properties.

Types of Coriander Seeds:

  1. Whole Coriander Seeds:

    • Description: Whole coriander seeds are the intact seeds of the coriander plant. They have a spherical shape and are usually light brown or tan in color.
    • Subtypes: N/A
    • Grades: Whole coriander seeds are graded based on factors such as size, color, aroma, and absence of foreign matter. Grades may include Extra Fancy, Fancy, and Standard.
    • Moisture Content: Whole coriander seeds typically have a moisture content of around 5-7%.
    • Counts: Sold by weight or quantity per bag or package (e.g., 1kg bag, 5lb package).
  2. Ground Coriander Powder:

    • Description: Ground coriander powder is made by grinding whole coriander seeds into a fine powder. It has a warm, citrusy flavor and is commonly used as a spice in various cuisines.
    • Subtypes: N/A
    • Grades: Ground coriander powder is graded based on factors such as color, aroma, flavor, and absence of foreign matter. Grades may include Extra Fancy, Fancy, and Standard.
    • Moisture Content: Ground coriander powder typically has a moisture content of around 5-7%.
    • Counts: Sold by weight or quantity per jar, packet, or bag.

Additional Information:

  • Nutritional Value: Coriander seeds are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They contain essential oils such as linalool and pinene, which contribute to their aroma and flavor.
  • Storage: Coriander seeds and ground coriander powder should be stored in a cool, dry place in an airtight container to preserve their flavor and aroma. Properly stored, they can last for up to one year.
  • Uses: Coriander seeds and powder are used in a wide range of culinary dishes, including curries, soups, stews, marinades, pickles, and baked goods. They are also used as a seasoning for meats, vegetables, and salads.