Coriander Seeds or Sabut Dhania, is an aromatic stimulant and spice. It is widely known for its medicinal benefit. Coriander is an integral part of Indian cuisine. We regularly use coriander seeds as a spice, and coriander leaves for garnishing curries, salads, or soups. Coriander seeds hoard a number of minerals like calcium, iron, potassium, zinc, magnesium and copper.
Dhaniya seeds are plump and brown in colour, have a hollow cavity which bears essential oils that lend to the flavour of the dishes when used in cooking. They are harvested when the plant turns brown and its leaves start to dry and fall. Immature seeds are light green in colour and taste quite bitter. Apart from being a popular spice in the kitchen, coriander seeds are also known for their medicinal properties.
Dhania is extensively usedIn Ayurveda, it is often recommended for stomach related ailments, as it is known to ease digestion. It is indeed a super seed and its regular use can bring about various health benefits.
The health benefits linked to coriander is due to its high nutritional value. It is a great source of Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Folate and Potassium. Coriander has a high content of phytonutrients, flavonoids and phenolic compounds. Having very low cholesterol, saturated fat and calories makes it an extremely healthy option for your healthy eating practice. Apart from Vitamins A and K, Vitamins C and E are also present in it. A good amount of dietary fibre is found in coriander. Calcium, Iron and Magnesium too are present in this lip smacking herb.