Botanical name: Coriandrum sativum
Components: These round, brown seeds come from the coriander plant, from which the commonly known cilantro leaf is also derived. The seeds are harvested and can be used either whole or ground to make corriander seasoning.
Overview: While coriander is mostly known for being a spice, it is also great for your health. As a metabolism booster, coriander seeds help you lose weight and reduce fat. Its rich minerals and antioxidants also increase your skin and hair health while promoting healthy cholesterol levels and digestive function.
Uses: Add coriander seeds either whole or ground to any dish to create a fun, Indian flavor. When warmed and ground, they add great depth to pastries and other baked goods.