Coriander leaves

Also known as:
Cilantro, Dhania, Malli ela

Coriander is an herb that is native to southern Europe. The leaves, which have a citrusy overtone, are harvested and used either fresh or dried. The plant is also allowed to flower and its fruits are dried and used as a spice. All parts of the coriander plant, including the roots, are edible.

Commonly used in:
Salads and curries as a garnish.

Health Benefits:
Coriander contains anti-oxidents which are said to delay or even prevent the spoilage of food seasoned with it. It is used in the traditional treatment of type 2 diabetes.