Dhania Benefits

Coriander, also known as cilantro is the seed of a small plant. The coriander seed is produced in India, Russia, South America, North Africa, and Holland. The seeds and powder are light yellowish green in color with a mild fragrance.

Coriander seed oil is a strong antibacterial. The seed is an appetizer and a stimulatant to the stomach and intestines. In Asia the herb and its oil are used against piles, hemorrhoids, headache, swellings, conjunctivitis, rheumatism, mouth ulcers, and a poultice for boils.

How coriander in used in cooking? Whole coriander seeds are used in snacks and recipes. The coriander leaves are always used fresh. They are sprinkled like parsley on cooked dishes, in salads, sauces, soups, and vegetable curries for flavor.

Coriander Whole

Fresh Coriander Herb
Coriander Seeds

Coriander Seeds
Coriander Powder

Coriander Powder

Whole dried coriander seeds and ground coriander powder are used in several vegetable curry dishes, rice biryani, coriander chutney, etc.

Coriander Substitute: Coriander has a typical flavor and taste. Its exact substitute is not available. However, you can use the following in your recipe. You can use an equal amount of fresh parsley.

Coriander Seed Substitute: You can use an equal amount of carraway seeds or cumin seeds.

Nutritional Values


Value per 100g
11.200 gm   
14.100 gm   
16.100 gm   
4.400 gm   
32.600 gm   
21.600 gm   
288.000 K cal
630.000 mg   
393.000 mg   
7.100 mg   
 Folic Acid (Free)
 Folic Acid (Total)
942.000 µg    
0.220 mg   
0.350 mg   
1.100 mg   
27.400 µg    
32.000 µg    
1077.000 mg   
Minerals & Trace Elements
 Phytin Phosphorus
239.000 mg   
32.000 mg   
990.000 mg   
1.010 mg   
1.670 mg   
3.260 mg   
0.050 mg   
320.000 mg   

Source: National Institute of Nutrition, ICMR, Hyderabad, India. www.ninindia.org

Tips for Storing Coriander

  • Buy fresh coriander for garnishing vegetable curries.

  • Grind or powder coriander seeds in a grinder and store in an airtight container in a cool dark place. Coriander Spice lose stheir potency due to heat, light, and air. Powdered coriander can be stored for 6 months to 1 year.

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