Coriandrum sativum flowers



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Coriandrum sativum flowers



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Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Plantae
(unranked):     Angiosperms
(unranked):     Eudicots
(unranked):     Asterids
Order:     Apiales
Family:     Apiaceae
Genus:     Coriandrum
Species:     C. sativum
Binomial name
Coriandrum sativum

Uses

All parts of the plant are edible, but the fresh leaves and the dried seeds are the parts most traditionally used in cooking. Coriander is common in South Asian, Southeast Asian, Indian, Middle Eastern, Caucasian,Central Asian, Mediterranean, Tex-Mex, Latin American, Brazilian, Portuguese, Chinese, African, and Scandinavian cuisine.

The dry fruits are known as coriander seeds. In Indian cuisine they are called dhania.