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BRITISH INDIAN RESTAURANT FOOD (BIR)

Fresh Coriander

Fresh Coriander

Also known as cilantro or chinese parsley but most commonly called coriander in the UK. Thankfully this herb is now widely available in most supermarkets as its an important ingredient both in garnish and flavour. The stalks carry the most flavour and the leaves are often sprinkled on top of a dish. 

Can be grown in most climates although in a green house this herb does particularly well in the UK. 1/2 a litre of seeds were found in tutankhamun's tomb where it was believed to have been cultivated in ancient civilizations. 

The plant is rich in Vitamin A, C and K and the seeds high in fiber, calcium and magnesium making many cultures to believe in its dietary benefits when eaten regularly.