|Native to Asia Minor (roughly modern day Turkey) and the Mediterranean region, Coriander grows easily and can be found growing wild in Africa, Egypt and England.The coriander plant produces both the leaves (which is used as cilantro) and the fruit (these seeds are coriander). The plant must be cultivated for only one of these as the “cilantro” leaves must be picked before the plant matures to produce the seeds.
Our Coriander Seed is grown in Canada.
Coriander is a staple ingredient in spice blends like Garam Masala and Indian curry. Coriander features a spicy, warm, citrusy flavor that is enjoyed in African, Chinese, Latin American, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Mexican and Southeastern Asian cuisines. Because Coriander's taste is rather mild, you can experiment rather generously without overwhelming a dish.
We also carry Coriander Seed Powder.
Coriander works well in combination with allspice, chili, cinnamon, cumin, fennel, garlic and ginger. Try it in soups and stews (especially chili), fish, chicken (grilled or breaded), apples, citrus fruit, mushrooms, onions and potatoes.
Some of the popular recipes with Coriander include – Cincinnati Chili, Jamaican Red Bean Soup, Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie and African Vegetable Stew.