The coriander seeds are dry fruit of the coriander plant. These seeds have a lemony citrus flavor and are warm, nutty, and give off a spice.


Found both in whole and ground form, they are generally used in culinary, especially in garam masala. Moreover, coriander seeds are grown in Australia, Morocco, and India.

Commonly known as

They have widely known as Dhaniya ke beej in Hindi.

LanguageNameWritten as
Arabicbudhur alkazbiraبذور الكزبرة
BengaliDhanē bījaধনে বীজ
GujaratiKōthamīra Bījaકોથમીર બીજ
Hindidhaniya ke beejधनिया के बीज
KannadaKottambari bījagaḷuಕೊತ್ತಂಬರಿ ಬೀಜಗಳು
Malayalammalli vittukaḷമല്ലി വിത്തുകൾ
MarathiDhaṇēधणे
PunjabiDhanī’ā dē bījaਧਨੀਆ ਦੇ ਬੀਜ
TamilKottamalli vitaikaḷ
கொத்தமல்லி விதைகள்
TeluguKottimīra vittanāluకొత్తిమీర విత్తనాలు
UrduDhaniye ke Daaneدھنیا کے دانے
SanskritDhanyakधान्यक

Nutritional Value

Nutritions in coriander seeds per 100gm.

  • Protein: 25%
  • Calories: 15%
  • Vitamin C: 35%
  • Calcium: 71%
  • Iron: 91%
  • Magnesium: 82%
  • Phosphorous: 41%
  • Potassium: 36%

Source: nutritiondata.self.com

Health benefits

Coriander seeds have many notable health benefits. Those benefits include heart health, sugar levels, skincare, etc.

Helps to treat diabetes

The dietary fibers in coriander seeds help in regulating the insulin and sugar levels in your body. According to Phytotherapy Research, It increases the insulin release in the pancreas, helping with diabetes.

Source: Phytotherapy Research

Cardiovascular health

Coriander seeds control cholesterol levels. Thus, it helps your body from getting a heart attack, strokes, or cardiac arrest.

Source: Hypolipidemic effect of coriander seeds 

Immunity System

Vitamin C stimulates immunity. And coriander seeds are rich sources of the vitamin and defenses our body from pathogens and infections.

Source: Antioxidant potential of Coriandrum sativum L. seed extract

Skin Care

Coriander seeds are rich in minerals. These active ingredients in coriander seed help improve skin health with the neutralization of free radicals in the skin.

Source: Antioxidant activity in extracts from coriander

Frequently Asked Question

What are coriander seeds good for?

Although coriander seeds are used sometimes in cooking, they possess medical benefits too. Moreover, they help in digestion, treating an upset stomach, loss of appetite, hernia, nausea, diarrhea, bowel spasms, and intestinal gas.

Source: Phytotherapy Research

How to use coriander seeds?

You can use it in cooking to enhance the flavor of the dish. Also, it can be stored in a jar for several months.

How does coriander seeds taste?

Coriander has a lemony citrus flavor. The flavor is further described as warm, nutty, and spicy.

Can we grind coriander?

Yes, you can crush or grind coriander seeds if the recipe you are using it requires it.

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