|Application||Agriculture, Food, Medicinal|
|Drying Process||Natural Dried|
|Country of Origin||India|
|Min. Order Quantity||20 Metric Ton|
The name Coriandrum, used by Pliny, derived from the Greek word for a bug, referring to the fetid, bug-like odor given off by the fresh plant when bruised. The fruit loses this odor when dried. Coriander is a slender, solid-stemmed herb, about two feet high. The leaves are pinnate of bi-pinnate, the lower leaves divided into narrow, linear segments. The globular fruit, about 1/2 inch long is prominently ridged and reddish-brown when ripe.
Origins and cultivation :
Probably a native of the eastern Mediterranean region, but widespread both as a cultivated plant and as a weed, coriander is occasionally found also as a casual in waste places in the British Isles. It is one of the many plants reputedly introduced by the Romans.