coriander (dhania)

Hindi terms: dhania
English terms: cilantro, coriander
Other terms: -
coriander (Wikipedia)

Coriander or cilantro
Coriandrum sativum - Köhler–s Medizinal-Pflanzen-193.jpg
Illustration of coriander parts
Scientific classification edit
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Apiales
Family: Apiaceae
Genus: Coriandrum
Species:
C. sativum
Binomial name
Coriandrum sativum

Coriander (/ˌkɒriˈændər, ˈkɒriændər/;Coriandrum sativum) is an annual herb in the family Apiaceae. It is also known as Chinese parsley, dhania or cilantro (/sɪˈlæntr, -ˈlɑːn-/). All parts of the plant are edible, but the fresh leaves and the dried seeds (as a spice) are the parts most traditionally used in cooking.

Most people perceive the taste of coriander leaves as a tart, lemon/lime taste, but to nearly a quarter of those surveyed, the leaves taste like dish soap, linked to a gene which detects some specific aldehydes that are also used as odorant substances in many soaps and detergents.