Organic Coriander Seed
Sweet, nutty, warm, light, musky, herbal, and citrusy, our Organic Coriander Seed displays a wide range of characteristics that make this spice difficult to pin down but welcome by all. The coriander plant is one of the few plants that produces both an herb and a spice; the dried fruit of the plant produces coriander seed, while the herb, cilantro, comes from the plant's leaves. Each plant can only be cultivated for either coriander or cilantro, as the leaves must be picked before the plant matures to produce the seeds.
In the US, there is a distinction between coriander and cilantro, where professional and home chefs recognize that when we talk about coriander we mean the seeds, and cilantro pertains to the leaves and tender stems. In most of the world, both the leaves and the seeds are referred to as coriander, and cooks distinguish between the two by specifying if they mean leaves or seeds. There is even a distinction among coriander seeds; our Organic Coriander Seed is the Moroccan-style seed, and its flavor is gentler and more nuanced. We also have Indian Coriander Seed, with a more aggressive flavor profile and bigger citrus punch.
Tips From Our Kitchen
Coriander has a mild flavor, so cooks tend to use it in larger amounts than other spices. Use it in a 2:1 ratio with cumin to round out both spices’ flavor profiles. Seeds are often cracked and added to bread to add texture and flavor to a loaf or flat bread. Coriander seed can be toasted before use, and this will evoke the nutty qualities in the seed. For a snack, toast the seeds in olive oil and top with sea salt and garlic powder.
Our Organic Coriander Seed is cultivated in Egypt.
This product is certified kosher.
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Serving Size1 tsp
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