Coriandrum sativum also commonly known as Coriander or Cilantro, is a thin stemmed, small, bushy herb.
It is loaded with nutrients such as high content of antioxidants, dietary fibre, Vitamin C, B, copper, potassium, manganese, magnesium, calcium, iron and zinc.
Kesari Coriander Powder is specifically made of top class coriander / dhania seeds from middle India, mainly the Kumbhraj province of Madhya Pradesh, home to some of the best coriander. All Kesari spices have the natural oils in the spices integral thus offering you Kesari goodness.
The Kesari Coriander Powder is all about lending any curry its separate aroma, flavour and colour. It is rich in flavour and taste, Coriander Powder is a must have ingredient if you want to turn your dish truly delicious.
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Coriander – the provider of Great Health
In the world of spices, coriander powder is more or less used as a back-up to the regular spices. It is not very strong but instead adds a very subtle earthy, juicy and peppery flavour.
The origin of coriander powder can be traced back to the seeds of the cilantro plant. All parts of the cilantro plant are believed to be edible, but the fresh leaves and the dried seeds are the parts most traditionally used in cooking.
Coriander powder is prepared by roasting the dried coriander seeds softly and then grinding them. The idea behind roasting the dried seeds is to bring out the flavour contained in the seeds.
Coriander or Dhania is used broadly across diverse geographical cuisines to flavour a host of dishes In India, we use the coriander leaves, seeds, and powdered coriander seeds in our dishes extensively. It is a common ingredient for garnishing spicy curries, marinades, chillies, sauces, soups and other dishes, and wonderfully amalgamates with onions, chillies, tomatoes and potatoes. It is also very popular in Mexico and the south-west part of USA also Coriander powder is widely used in Latin American, Spanish, Mexican and Indian cuisines as well as in the preparation of a number of Ayurvedic medicines. Known as cilantro in this region, it is a must in salsa and many other dishes. While powdered coriander is used during cooking, coriander seeds are a part of the tadka and the leaves are used raw or added to the dish as a garnish.
A bright green flowering plant belonging to the aromatic plant family, history shows that the coriander has its origins in West Asia, South Europe, and North Africa. Coriander is considered an herb as well as a spice, given that the leaves and the seeds are used for seasoning. Dried seeds and powder are an excellent spice with a very fragrant flavour. A very popular condiment, the coriander seed is also known for its noteworthy and all-embracing medicinal properties.
The typical Indian Curry is symbolised by the famous ‘C’ club, which consists of Coriander powder, Chilli powder, Cinnamon and Cumin powder.
The Kesari Advantage
Kesari Coriander Powder is specially made of vigilantly chosen coriander seeds from the farms of Kumbhraj, home to some of the best coriander in the country. These seeds are sorted, cleaned and crushed finely using modern technology. Authentic grains ground delicately to enhance the taste of food and scientifically packed so it doesn’t lose its flavour quickly are the distinctive features of Kesari Coriander Powder.
All Kesari Powders carry the promise of keeping the natural oils contained in the spices intact to not just ensure superior quality but also the transfer of all the nutritional benefits to you.
Health Benefits of Coriander Powder
Here are some phenomenal reasons for you to include coriander into your daily diet –
Effectively manages pesky skin ailments: Coriander seeds help manage dermatitis, eczema, and rashes. It boasts of potent anti-septic and anti-inflammatory properties and helps tackle a red, inflamed, itchy skin successfully.
Put a stop to hair loss: Coriander seeds can help reduce hair fall and revitalize the roots to stimulate new hair growth. They strengthen the hair follicles, waken the dormant ones and kindle growth.
Treat menstrual irregularities: Coriander can help reduce profuse bleeding during periods as well as pains associated with the menses. Coriander seeds stimulate the endocrinal glands and ensure a good hormonal balance; this further ensures that the menstrual cycle is regular and the distressing pains are eliminated.
A natural way to manage diabetes mellitus: Astonishingly, India has turned into the diabetes capital of the world! There is a frenzied hunt for natural ways and means of keeping the blood sugar level in check. Coriander is your answer. The essential oils present in the seeds demonstrate a strong anti-hyperglycaemic action and help keep sugar levels within the required limit.
Fight constipation: Coriander facilitate regular bowel moments. They perk up digestion and combat common gastrointestinal tract issues such as acidity, heartburn, bloating and constipation.
Keep cholesterol levels in check: Coriander seeds help maintain a healthy lipid profile. Coriandrin, present in coriander, monitors the lipid digestion, consequently helping lower cholesterol levels and keeping them in control.
Lowers cholesterol, Safeguards the colon mucosa from cancer, Relieves constipation, Controls blood pressure and heart rate, Boosts immunity etc.
Just as with other dried and powdered spices, you must always choose pure coriander powder. Kesari Coriander Powder is made from carefully hand-picked coriander seeds that are cleaned and sorted using superior technology. The powder is technically processed and hygienically packaged to preserve its natural goodness.
Coriander gives your food a vibrant flavour. It lends depth and flavour to your curries and subzis. Try to incorporate it in most of your dishes to profit from the long list of potential health benefits.
Any time you purchase a pack of Coriander Powder from the market, you can put it through the below test to check its purity.
1. Add a teaspoon of Coriander powder to a glass of water
2. Stir gently
3. If the powder is adulterated, the husk will float on the surface.
4. The pure powder will gradually settle at the bottom of the glass.
- Effects of Different Levels of Coriander (Coriandrum sativum) Seed Powder and Extract on Serum Biochemical Parameters, Microbiota, and Immunity in Broiler Chicks [NCBI]
- Detect Adulteration With Rapid Test [FSSAI]
- Hypolipedemic Effect of Coriander Seeds: Mechanism of Action”, 1997, Chithra V. and S. Leelamma.
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