Coriander (Coriandrum sativum)
Native to Southern Europe and the Middle East, coriander is now grown worldwide – including on-site at R&G nurseries. Coriander remains one of R&G’s most popular products due to the herb’s diversity across a wide spectrum of cuisines. The leafy, strong smelling herb, is a slender, solid stemmed plant, growing up to 60cm tall.
Coriander offers a distinctive, slightly sweet and aromatic aroma with a fresh, citrus taste. The leaves and shoots are often used as a garnish, while the berries (which when dried are called coriander seeds), are used as a popular flavour enhancer in cuisines as diverse as Mexican, Indian and Chinese.
Coriander is used generously, especially in curries. Fortunately, coriander retains freshness and flavour even when frozen – minimising any waste.