This is the seed of the coriander plant. The seeds are globular shaped and brownish yellow in color with indistinct ridges. Its flavor is mild and sweet with a hint of orange and lemon peel. It is pungent in both odor and flavor.
A must in Mexican cooking. Add a sprinkle to guacamole, taco fillings, tamales and enchiladas. Rub Ground Coriander on pork chops, fish, chicken and roasts before cooking. Add to chicken, pea and white bean soups. Use in cakes, breads, fruit salads and poultry stuffings.
Coriander seeds are ground to use as an ingredient in curry powders. It is also a popular spice in Middle Eastern dishes, as well as Mexican dishes. In European dishes, it serves as a seasoning in pickling spice and is used in baking.