The uniquely aromatic flavour of coriander seeds is all down to the fatty acids and essential volatile oils that they contain – and it is these properties that are also responsible for its digestion-enhancing and carminative nature too. The seeds are obtained from the coriander plant (also known as cilantro in the western world), and coriander seed powder can be milled from them too.
Think of gin, and most people think of the juniper berry but did you know that the second most common botanical used in gin is coriander seeds – you’d be hard pushed to find a gin that doesn’t contain them. Gin makers may devote many hours to finding the perfect coriander seed – its flavour profile can differ depending on where it has been grown. In a typical coriander seed-infused gin, the flavour will be discerned towards the end of the drink; it has interesting notes that can be citrusy, nutty and with a hint of spice.
Heartily used in Middle Eastern and Indian dishes, coriander seed adds a citrusy, slightly sweet tang to food, and can work in both sweet and savoury recipes. It particularly pairs well with pork, chicken and vegetables and is also a beautiful accompaniment to bread and grains like couscous and rice. The seeds can also be used to flavour oils.
Coriander seeds have an excellent carminative quality – which is why it is frequently used in gripe water preparations. It is known to support healthy digestion and in some cultures is used as an appetite stimulant.
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