Want to liven up your next dinner party? Throw some coriander into your main dish, sit back, and wait for your guests to react.
Coriander is a popular herb used in the cuisines of Thailand, Vietnam, India and Mexico. It is a good source of dietary fibre. The citrus-flavoured leaves and roots add a pungent taste to many dishes and Middle Eastern dishes would not taste the same without the addition of fragrant coriander seeds.
- Coriander is a good source of vitamins A (important for growth and development and the maintenance of your immune system), C (needed for the growth and repair of tissues in the body) and K (important for helping your blood to clot).
- It also contains minerals such as potassium (which helps to regulate blood pressure), manganese (involved in the regulation of brain and nerve function) and magnesium (involved in the regulation of muscle, heart and nerve function and keeping bones strong).
- Coriander contains dietary fibre, which is important for a healthy bowel.
- Energy – 100 g of coriander supplies 95 kJ.