Coriander, also known as cilantro or Chinese parsley, is a herb which originated from the Southwestern Asia across to north Africa. Today coriander is cultivated in tropical and subtropical regions throughout the world.
Coriander is an extremely famous spice due to its lemony flavor and has been used for centuries in many cultures across the world.
- Origin – Southwestern Asia
- Plant – Apiaceae
- Scientific name – Coriandrum Sativum
Nutritional facts of 100 g of fresh coriander
- Calories – 23
- Sodium – 46 mg
- Potassium – 521 mg
- Total carbs – 3.7 g
- Dietary fiber – 2.8 g
- Protein – 2.1 g
- Iron – 9 %
- Magnesium – 6 %
- Calcium – 6 %
- Vitamin A – 134 %
- Vitamin C – 45 %
- Vitamin B-6 – 5 %
Health Benefits Of Coriander Seeds And Leaves
Including cilantro/ coriander into your daily diet may help prevent or treat the following conditions.
- Protects against colon cancer
- Prevents Alzheimers
- Relieves gas & bloating
- Helps treat urinary tract infections
- Lowers cholesterol and triglyceride levels
- Helps regulate high blood pressure
- Lowers blood sugar levels
- Improves sleep
- Prevents heart disease
- Helps rid the body of infections
- Lowers stress levels
- Eliminates heavy metals from the body
- Side effects of coriander
Coriander/ cilantro/ Chinese parsley is normally safe when consumed in recommended serving amounts, that said, some people may experience an allergic reaction after eating foods that contain this spice, if you find yourself in that position it is advisable to seek medical help right away.
Facts about coriander
- Coriander is known as cilantro or chinese parsley
- The word cilantro is Spanish for coriander and it refers mainly to the leaves of the plant while coriander refers to the seeds.
- Cilantro leaves contain high antioxidant properties and can be used to keep food from spoiling.
- Coriander is believed to be one of the oldest herbs in history, dating as far back as 1550 B.C
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