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Cracked Coriander

Cultivated since ancient times, Cracked Coriander is highly aromatic, slightly pungent, earthy and herbaceous with an essence reminiscent of citrus peel and sage.

  • Light to dark yellow-brown

  • Cracked small seeds

  • D'allesandro
    Price: $19.25
    $1.6 / Ounce

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    Suggested uses

  • Commonly used in chili, stir-fry and curry dishes

  • Ideal for many types of ethnic cooking, such as Latin American, Middle Eastern and Indian

  • In the U.S., used to flavor breads, sausages, corned beef, stews and soups

  • Sauté apples, onion and coriander seeds and pickle for a sweet relish

  • Best added to dishes just before serving as heat can reduce its potency

  • Basic prep

    Ready to use. Add to taste.

    Storage & handling

    Store in a dry, cool place.

    Ingredients

    Coriander.

    The Coriander plant (Coriandrum sativum) produces both the herb cilantro and the spice Coriander. A member of the parsley family, Coriander comes from the Mediterranean and Middle East, and also has a long tradition of use in Asia.

    Cultivation of Coriander can be traced back to 5,000 BC, making it one of the world's oldest spices. Coriander was mentioned in the Old Testament, and there is evidence that it was cultivated in ancient Egypt. It came to the New World in 1670 and was one of the first spices cultivated by early settlers.

    Coriander has been used medicinally for thousands of years to treat everything from upset stomach and various digestive issues, to joint pain, toothaches, measles and even hemorrhoids. A stimulant, it is believed to increase milk flow in breast-feeding women, and in traditional Indian medicine it is considered a diuretic. The essential oil extracted from Coriander has been shown to have antimicrobial effects, explaining the long-held belief that Coriander helps prevent food spoilage.

    As a spice, Coriander is frequently found in Indian cuisine in masalas (spice mixes) and curries, as well as in Mexican and Latin American cuisine. It is often paired with cumin, and makes a great ingredient in spice rubs, adding a bright flavor. It is also part of many pickling spice mixes.

    Classic recipe

    Pastrami

    Prague Powder adds the signature color to pastrami. Black Peppercorns and Coriander are rubbed onto the brisket before the smoking process, these elements seep into the beef and produce the traditional savory flavor, while our convenient Prague Powder #1 and our Pickling Spice make the brining process a breeze.