Coriander - a touch of Asia
Yes, you could well assume that coriander comes from Asia. There it is very often used and also in this country you can find it mainly in Asian dishes. Where coriander actually comes from can no longer be said today, but it is strongly assumed that the spice was once native to the Mediterranean region and/or southeastern Europe. The interesting thing about coriander is that you use its herb, but also the fruits or seeds. The fruits are small capsules, about five millimeters in size, which contain the seeds and are mortared or ground before seasoning. And that's not all, because even the root of coriander can be used in cooking.
Coriander - herb and seeds
In this country, coriander is mainly found as dried and rubbed leaves or even as seeds, which are available whole but also ground. While the leaves of coriander are mainly used in Asian, African and South American dishes, but also in sauces, soups, stews, cheese dishes and salads, the seeds go particularly well with meat and fish dishes, sauces and marinades and not least in Indian and Thai dishes. Also popular is coriander for baking gingerbread, honey cake, printen and bread, but then the seeds are ground and used as a powder.
Coriander - versatile spice that you have to like
Coriander offers an extraordinary aroma. Connoisseurs of Asian cuisine love the exotic spice. In terms of taste, spicy, bitter and slightly sweet aromas can be tasted. The seeds, on the other hand, have a lemony note. We recommend you just give it a try, as you can use it to add a sophisticated flavor note to numerous dishes. Be a little careful at first when seasoning if you don't know the taste yet. Otherwise, you can really do a lot with coriander. Find coriander in our online store from Hartkorn as whole or ground seeds and as rubbed leaves. Of course, we also offer you numerous spice blends in which coriander is included.