Botanical Name: Coriandrum sativum
Common Name: Coriander, Chinese parsley, Cilantro
Coriander is an important spice crop having a prime position in flavouring food. The plant is a thin stemmed, small, bushy herb, 25 to 50 cm in height with many branches and umbels. Leaves are alternate, compound. The whole plant has a pleasant aroma. Coriander is the name given to the seeds of the plant whilst the leaves are known as Cilantro. It is used as salad, for flavouring cooked food and garnishing food dish on table.