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Coriander spice

Coriander spiceCoriander is an annual umbelliferous plant (Coriandrum sativum), 1 or 2 feet high, with pinnate leaves and small umbels of white flowers. It is a native of the Mediterranean region and is most extensively propagated in India and Southern Europe.

The fruit or seed consists of two concave halves. This spice has been known since the dawn of history. It is widely used in curry powder, in confectionery, and in flavoring gin and whisky.

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