Description: 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.