Also: Arabian parsley, Asian parsley, Chinese parsley, garden coriander, spiced coriander, caliander, vertigo grain, vertigo herb, bug herb, bug cumin
Coriander is an annual herb from the umbelliferae plant family. The Korainder uses both the fruit and the leaves as a spice. The leaves smell of bed bugs and the berries of anise (due to the different aromas, they cannot be interchanged).
Many people are of the opinion that the coriander fruits taste pleasantly spicy, the aroma is described as nutty. On the other hand, many find the aroma of the coriander leaves unpleasant and repulsive and compare it to soap, burnt rubber or bed bugs. Coriander lovers, on the other hand, describe it as fresh, green and spicy.
The roots of the coriander herb are fibrous, thin and spindle-shaped; the stems round and finely grooved; the leaves are long-stalked, fan-shaped, pinnate and light green. The plant can reach a height of up to 80cm. The flowers of the coriander herb are white to pale red. The fruits are yellowish-brown, spherical fruits with a diameter of 1.5 to 5mm. The flowering period is from June to August.
The leaves are used fresh all summer. The seeds are hung up in a linen bag to ripen shortly before ripening in August / September (as they fall off easily after ripening).
Coriander contains, among other things, essential oils (Coriandrol), fatty oil, proteins, tannins, flavonoids.
Cooking and kitchen use:
Coriander is available whole or ground. Whole coriander grains are added to pickled beetroot, sweet and sour pickled cucumbers or fish marinades, as well as game and
In Europe, the coriander seeds play a bigger role than the leaves. The seeds may be roasted briefly before use and depending on the Possibility of freshly ground. Ground seeds are used to season bread dough, biscuits, gingerbread, gingerbread, speculoos, honey cakes. Coriander is a component of spice mixtures such as curry powder or gingerbread spice and is also used to make liqueurs. It is used to season spicy dishes such as meat, sausage, sauces, cabbage dishes, legumes (e.g. pea, lentil and bean dishes), pumpkin, potato pancakes, vegetables such as carrots and cabbage, but also to sweet dishes such as compote, apple pie and Used Christmas cookies. It is often combined with cumin.
Use within dietetics:
The essential oils of coriander have an appetizing, digestive, antispasmodic and soothing effect on gastrointestinal disorders.