Coriander (US: cilantro) is a herb of which both the seeds and the leaves can be used, each having different flavours and qualities. The leaves are a useful late addition to many savoury stews. The small, round, buff, ridged seeds of coriander have a warm, savoury flavour, are an important ingredient throughout the east and are used a great deal to flavour savoury dishes, pickles and baking. If it is being grown for its leaves it is worth doing repeated sowings, as for lettuce, to provide a crop throughout the season.

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