This is usually the ground or powdery form of the coriander seeds. It adds a mild flavor and aroma to sweet and savory food preparations. Ground coriander seeds lose their flavor quickly in storage; it is always best to grind it fresh and as needed.
- A combination of coriander and cumin seeds powder is used mainly in Indian dishes.
- In south India, it is used especially in rasam, kara kuzhambu, vegetable preparation etc.
- It is a vital ingredient in many curries and gravies as it instigates appetite via its mild aroma.
- It gives a pleasant taste to pancakes and waffle mixes.
- A combination of coriander seed powder and pepper mill is suitable in soups, salads etc.
Dried coriander Nutrition Facts: Calories, Carbs, and Health BenefitsTweet
Dried coriander is 7.3% water, 52.1% carbohydrates, 21.93% protein, 10.4% dietary fiber, 14.08% ash and 4.78% fat. One teaspoon of ground dried coriander supplies you with 0.313 grams of carbohydrates, which is 0.24 percent of the minimum of 130 grams of carbohydrates you should have daily, according to the Institute of Medicine (US). That same it has an energy value of 1167 kJ (279 Calories) in a 100 g (3.5 Oz) amount and is an important source of Vitamin C (ascorbic acid), Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), and Vitamin B1 (thiamin) (755.6%, 136.36%, and 113.82% of the Daily Value, respectively). So if your diet contains dried coriander, it helps your body to absorb iron from food and defend itself more naturally since vitamin C is an antioxidant, reduce the risk of anemia as this vitamin absorbs iron, improve the efficiency of lymphocytes (or white blood cells) to heal wounds and it is effective against gout (a type of arthritis) attacks by reducing blood uric acid levels, high blood pressure and the occurrence of cancer. At the same time it contains a considerable amount of Manganese, Iron and Magnesium attaining 353.06%, 235.89% and 223.87% of the Daily Value in a 100 g (3.5 Oz), respectively.