Ground coriander is derived from the seeds of the coriander plant. The coriander spice provides a fragrant flavour that is reminiscent of both citrus peel and sage.
Coriander powder is widely used in south Indian cuisines and is an essential ingredient of many types of gravies and curries due to its mild aroma that can help to instigate appetite. Ground coriander are also added to waffle and pancake mixes as it helps impart a pleasing taste to it.
Ground coriander should be kep in an opague, tightly-sealed glass container in a cool, dark and dry place. It is also advisable to add a small chunk of asafoetida in the container for prevention against any spoilage. If stored correctly, it can last up to 4 to 6 months.
Apart from being an aromatic spice, coriander has pain-relieving properties making it useful for headaches, muscle stiffness, pain and arthritis. Coriander powder as a tea can help digestive tract, increasing appetitte and relieving nausea, diarrhoea, flatulence and indigestion.