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Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Coriander Leaves / Cliantro

What is Coriander Leaves / Cilantro

Cilantro is featured in dishes cooked everywhere almost in all cusines. The fresh leafs are often sprinkled over the tops of dishes, and the root is used in Thailand to give that distinctly powerful flavor to local dishes. You may already know that cilantro is one of the main ingredients in the salsa at your favorite Mexican restaurant.
Cilantro, also known as coriander, Chinese Parsley, has a distinct aroma due to its concentrated essential oils. This captivating aroma may have been responsible for humans around the world intuitively incorporating cilantro into their diets for health reasons that modern science is just beginning to understand.

Health Benefits


1. Protects against the Salmonella bacteria
2. Reportedly works as a natural chelation treatment
3. Aids in digestion and helps settle the stomach and prevent flatulence
4. Is an anti-inflammatory that may alleviate symptoms of arthritis
5. Protects against urinary tract infections
6. Reduces nausea. 
7. Relieves Intestinal gas
8. Helps with insulin secretion and lowers blood sugar
9. Lowers bad cholesterol (LDL) and raises good cholesteraol (HDL)
10. A good source of dietary fiber
11. A good source of iron and magnesium and is helpful in fighting anemia
12. Rich in phytonutrients and flavonoids
13. Strong general antioxidant properties
14. Eases hormonal mood swings and cramp associated with menstruation
15. Helps ease conjunctivitis, as well as eye-aging, macular degeneration, and other stressors on the eyes.
Medical disclaimer:
 
The information and reference guides in this website are intended solely for the general information for the reader. It is not to be used to diagnose health problems or for treatment purposes. It is not a substitute for medical care provided by a licensed and qualified health professional. Please consult your health care provider for any advice on medications.


Names In Other Languages for Coriander Leaves(Arabic, Assamese, Bengali,Chinese, French, German, Gujarati,Hindi, Kannada, Malay, Malayalam, Oriya, Sinhala, Spanish, Tamil, Telugu, Turkish, Urdu)::




Nutritional value


NUTRITION INFORMATION
Amounts per 1/4 cup (4g)

Calorie Information
Amounts Per Selected Serving
%DV
Calories
0.9
(3.8 kJ)
0%
  From Carbohydrate
0.5
(2.1 kJ)
  From Fat
0.2
(0.8 kJ)
  From Protein
0.2
(0.8 kJ)
  From Alcohol
0.0
(0.0 kJ)

Carbohydrates
Amounts Per Selected Serving
%DV
Total Carbohydrate
0.1
g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0.1
g
0%
Starch
0.0
g
Sugars
0.0
g

Fats & Fatty Acids
Amounts Per Selected Serving
%DV
Total Fat
0.0
g
0%
Saturated Fat
0.0
g
0%
Monounsaturated Fat
0.0
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.0
g
Total trans fatty acids
~
Total trans-monoenoic fatty acids
~
Total trans-polyenoic fatty acids
~
Total Omega-3 fatty acids
~
Total Omega-6 fatty acids
1.6
mg
Protein & Amino Acids
Amounts Per Selected Serving
%DV
Protein
0.1
g
0%

Vitamins
Amounts Per Selected Serving
%DV
Vitamin A
270
IU
5%
Vitamin C
1.1
mg
2%
Vitamin D
~
~
Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol)
0.1
mg
1%
Vitamin K
12.4
mcg
16%
Thiamin
0.0
mg
0%
Riboflavin
0.0
mg
0%
Niacin
0.0
mg
0%
Vitamin B6
0.0
mg
0%
Folate
2.5
mcg
1%
Vitamin B12
0.0
mcg
0%
Pantothenic Acid
0.0
mg
0%
Choline
0.5
mg
Betaine
~

Minerals
Amounts Per Selected Serving
%DV
Calcium
2.7
mg
0%
Iron
0.1
mg
0%
Magnesium
1.0
mg
0%
Phosphorus
1.9
mg
0%
Potassium
20.8
mg
1%
Sodium
1.8
mg
0%
Zinc
0.0
mg
0%
Copper
0.0
mg
0%
Manganese
0.0
mg
1%
Selenium
0.0
mcg
0%
Fluoride
~

Sterols
Amounts Per Selected Serving
%DV
Cholesterol
0.0
mg
0%
Phytosterols
0.2
mg

Other
Amounts Per Selected Serving
%DV
Alcohol
0.0
g
Water
3.7
g
Ash
0.1
g
Caffeine
0.0
mg
Theobromine
0.0
mg


Footnotes for Coriander (cilantro) leaves, raw [Chinese parsley, raw, Cilantro, raw]
Source: Nutrient data for this listing was provided by USDA SR-21. Each "~" indicates a missing or incomplete value.

Percent Daily Values (%DV) are for adults or children aged 4 or older, and are based on a 2,000 calorie reference diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower based on your individual needs.

Nutrition Data's Opinion, Completeness Score™, Fullness Factor™, Rating, Estimated Glycemic Load (eGL), and Better Choices Substitutions™ are editorial opinions of NutritionData.com, given without warranty, and are not intended to replace the advice of a nutritionist or health-care professional. Nutrition Data's opinions and ratings are based on weighted averages of the nutrient densities of those nutrients for which the FDA has established Daily Values, and do not consider other nutrients that may be important to your health or take into account your individual needs. Consequently, Nutrition Data's higher-rated foods may not necessarily be healthier for you than lower-rated ones. All foods, regardless of their rating, have the potential to play an important role in your diet.

IF Rating™ is a trademark of Monica Reinagel. Data for the IF Rating was provided by inflammationfactor.com.


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Coriander Leaves Substitute


Replace the coriander called for in the recipe with an equal amount of fresh parsley, tarragon, dill or a combination of the three. It will be close but not exactly equal

Where it can be used

Coriander can be used in Salad, Soups, Vegetable gravy, Paste to be mixed with Rice, noodles / vermicelli, Apply on bread etc.. It can be eaten raw also

How to Store

You need to place it in fridge. If don't have fidge place the roots in the water but leaves should be outside of the water.. It may last only for few days. In order to keep it longer you could put the coriander on a cookie sheet or tray and put it in the freezer until completely frozen and then put into a plastic bag or freezer container.


Recipe Using  Coriander Leaves (Here I list only main dishes.. but Coriander can be used in lot of dishes for decoration or just to add little flavour)


Great-Secret-Of-Life: Coriander Rice
Great-Secret-Of-Life: Coriander Thokku
Great-Secret-Of-Life: More / Mor Kulambu (Kuzhambu)
Great-Secret-Of-Life: Curry, Coriander and Mint Chutney

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