Organic Coriander Seeds
Choose 1 or 6 jars, 8 oz. each
Coriander seeds are a spice harvested from the cilantro plant (but tasting nothing like the herb). Despite their name, they’re technically the dried fruit of the plant rather than its seeds.
Coriander is citrusy, nutty, floral and a bit peppery. In addition to adding a lot of flavor of its own, it has the ability to better blend the flavors of other spices in blends for a more harmonious result.
Coriander seed is used in large portions of the world, ranging from India, through the Middle East and Europe, stretching into Africa and Latin America. In addition to being ground or crushed for use as a seasoning, coriander is also used whole in pickling liquids, infused alcohols (like gin), etc. It features prominently in classic spice blends from India & the Middle East including garam masala and ras el hanout.
As with other spices, whole coriander maintains its flavor and aroma far longer than pre-ground coriander. Crushing or grinding your own as needed will help ensure you get the best possible flavor.
This coriander has been certified organic by International Certification Services.
Store spices in their jar in a cool, dark cupboard. If grinding, do so just prior to use as pre-ground spices lose flavor and aroma over time.
RECIPES & TIPS
Coriander can be used in both sweet and savory applications. Whole seeds are typically lightly toasted before use in savory dishes, but used raw in sweet ones. Coriander seeds can be used whole, crushed, (they have thin walls, making this easy) or ground.
In addition to being used crushed or ground in a huge variety of recipes, coriander can also be used whole in pickling solutions, marinades (traditionally for pork & game meats), mulled wine, and infused alcohols (gin is the most common).
Ground coriander not only imparts flavor, but can also be used as a thickener in sauces.
For savory use, pair coriander with ingredients like seafood, poultry, game meats, pork, ginger, carrots, vinegar, cabbage, chilies, crab, citrus fruit, lentils, and a wide variety of spices (especially cumin).
In sweet dishes (often Scandinavian in origin) pair coriander with ingredients like apples, cardamom, dried fruit, saffron, plums, quince, and traditional autumn spices (cloves, nutmeg, anise, mace, etc).