Ground coriander is ground from the seeds of the coriander (commonly known as cilantro) plant. Ground coriander tastes warm, citrusy, sweet, and slightly nutty.
Coriander and cilantro are the same plant- "coriander" comes from French and "cilantro" from Spanish. Americans use "coriander" to refer to the plant's seeds and their use as a spice. Coriander is native to the Middle East, northern Africa, and the southern regions of Europe, though it spread across the world with the Romans. Coriander is very popular in Indian cuisine and is an ingredient in the garam masala spice blend. Coriander also pairs well with cumin and hot chilis. Throughout Europe, whole coriander seeds are used in pickling, sausages, and occasionally as a substitute for caraway in rye bread. Because of coriander's natural nutty warmth, the seeds' flavor blooms and mellows when they are lightly toasted. Coriander seeds are a good source of fiber, manganese, selenium, iron, and calcium.
Recipes with Coriander Ground