Coriander (Coriandrum sativum) has to be one of, if not the most, divisive foods to ever hit a serving platter.
To those of us that enjoy its flavour Coriander Leaves offer up a delicious tart, lemon/lime flavour with some pine notes. Haters are certain they are being poisoned with dish soap.
As Coriander Leaves are dried their flavour levels are reduced dramatically, making them better suited to adding colour to a meal rather than a big hit of flavour. They still have that trademark flavour as freshly picked, just at much lower levels.
Coriander is commonly used in Mexican and Asian foods, we enjoy adding the leaves to salsas, stir fry’s, dips and sauces.
It also contains several anti-oxidants including terpinene, quercetin and tocopherols which demonstrate immune boosting, anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective qualities.