Coriander Leaf

Coriander Leaf in Urdu: دھنیا

Coriander Leaf in Roman Urdu: dhaniyaa

Coriander leaf is a herb which was inhabitant from Southern Europe, Northern Africa and Southwestern Asia. Its plant grows 20 inches high and it is very easy to grow with just a few seeds of coriander and the leaf spreads all around covering a wide area. Their seeds are also used in many recipes as a spice. They are also called as Chinese parsley and are enjoyed in eggs, chutneys, salads, salsas and mostly for garnishing. In Asian cuisines the roots of coriander are commonly used in curry and soups. 

How nutritious are coriander leaves?

Coriander leaf is amazing as far as the nutritious value is concerned. It is rich in calcium, magnesium, dietary fiber, iron and selenium. It constitutes high amounts of Vitamin A, Vitamin K and Vitamin C. 100 grams of leaves gives only 23 calories. It can prevent many diseases as it is made up of many chemical compounds.

Health benefits:

  • Heals sourness, swelling or allergies.
  • Has zero percent of cholesterol and it is low in calories.
  • Improves the heart rate and maintains blood pressure.
  • The content of Vitamin A increases our vision and prevents lung cancer.
  • Builds the bone mass in our body.
  • Having it prevents insomnia disease.

Medicinal Uses:

  •  Many carminative properties and anti septic attributes are found in coriander leaves.
  • Contains many anti oxidants and vital oils.
  • The oil from its seeds helps in weight loss and decreases stomach ache.
Coriander leaf adds flavor to chicken, vegetables, fish and meat when added with other spices. It gives a refreshing greenish look in foods and it also plays a key role when presenting the dish to guests.