Coriander also known as cilantro is an annual herb in the in the family Apiaceae. All parts of the plant are edible, but the fresh leaves and the dried seeds are the parts most traditionally used in cooking. Roasted coriander seeds, called Dhana Dal, are eaten as a snack. All parts of the plant are edible, but the fresh leaves and the dried seeds are the parts most traditionally used in cooking. Coriander is used in cuisines throughout the world.
The leaves have a different taste from the seeds, with citrus overtones. However, some people find the leaves to have an unpleasant soapy taste or a rank smell and avoid them. Although seeds generally have lower content of vitamins, they do provide significant amounts of Dietary Fiber, Calcium, Selenium, Iron, Magnesium and Manganese. Health benefits of coriander : Lower Blood Sugar, Ease Digestive Discomfort, Decrease Blood Pressure, Fight Food Poisoning, Improve Cholesterol Levels, May Prevent Neurological Inflammation & Disease.