Blossoming coriander in my garden. At the left a lovage plant in bloom. I grow coriander for young greens, and the plants in this photo for their seeds. They grew very well and are 1.5 m high, leaving some onion plants in the shadow (center).

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  • Coriander seed is a spice in Indian curries. Coriander seeds can be boiled with water and drunk as medicine for colds. Coriander seed is also used for pickling vegetables, and making sausages in Germany and South Africa. Coriander seeds were found in a study on rats to lower levels of cholesterol.
  • Coriander, like many spices, contains antioxidants. In holistic and traditional medicine, it is used as a digestive aid.
  • Coriander roots have a deeper, more intense flavor than the leaves. They are used in a variety of Asian cuisines, in soups and curry pastes.


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