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Ingredient of the week: Coriander leaves

 Coriander is used to garnish foods and keep salads fresh (Image: Shutterstock)


Coriander leaves or commonly known as Dhania is a common cooking spice that you will find in most if not all kitchens in the country.

Due to its pungent smell and savory taste, it can be used to garnish a number of dishes to enhance their tastes and flavours.  

 It can also be used to give curries extra flavour (Image: Shutterstock)

Although its main origin is not known, this spice has since become a popular kitchen addition not to mention how easily and readily available it is.

Coriander as a culinary spice can be used to prevent food poisoning, keep salads and guacamole fresh not to mention the perfect curry garnishing.

Other than in food, coriander is also useful in making fragrances for various soaps and cosmetics.

 Coriander leaves add a more savoury taste to basic dishes (Image: Shutterstock)

If you don’t use coriander leaves to cook, here are some health benefits you are missing: May lower your blood sugar, aids digestion, fights infection, promotes healthy skin, boosts your immune system just but a few.

If you were having second thoughts about this culinary spice, how about now?

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