Coriander is not an herb, but is the seed of an herb used extensively in Mexican cuisine—cilantro. Classified as a spice, coriander is one of the oldest known cultivated and traded botanicals with a history that dates to ancient Greece and Rome. Coriander seed is still popular throughout the world today, and is featured in Latin American, Asian, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines. See also cilantro.
Coriander Seed Whole, 1/4 lb
Coriander seed is a staple seasoning in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines. In India, coriander seed is briefly pan roasted and eaten whole as a snack known as dhana dal. The seeds are also dry roasted to release aroma and flavor before it is ground and added to curries or other foods.