This heirloom coriander variety is beautifully sweet and citrusy, a perfect ingredient for both cooking and garnishing. It is grown organically and featured in Eleven Madison Park's famous honey lavender duck.
Add to stir-fries or stews at the beginning of the cooking to infuse with other aromatics like garlic and onions or put them into a pepper grinder and grind fresh over meat, roasted vegetables, into salad dressings and even in fruit and spice-based desserts.
- Origin: Fayoum, Egypt
- Process: Sun-dried
- Ingredients: 100% organically-grown whole coriander seeds (Coriandrum sativum)
- Tasting notes: Citrusy • Bright • Mediterranean Breeze
- Grind and incorporate into salads, slaws, or roasted fruits and vegetables
- Add whole or ground seeds to chutneys, salsas, and pickles
- Toast in a skillet before sauteing potatoes, meat, or legumes
- Pairs well with: Wild Mountain Cumin, Cured Sumac, Desert Fennel
Coriander is native to North Africa and the eastern Mediterranean with a deep history in those regions. Coriander seeds have been found in ancient Egyptian tombs dating back 3,000 years. Their citrusy, herbal and resinous aroma has made coriander seeds a popular ingredient for thousands of years, one that has spread around the world to become a mainstay of cuisines from Mexico to Thailand.
Our Nile coriander is grown in the desert oasis of Fayoum, Egypt on an organic association of farms. The fields are irrigated with water diverted from the Nile, and the see
Meet the Farmer: Ahmad is one of our partner farmers in the oasis of Fayoum, Egypt, where people have been growing spices for thousands of years. He's pictured sitting in a field of coriander flowers. The flowers will get pollinated, then turn into the wonderful coriander seeds that we carry.