Whole Coriander Seed
Native to Asia Minor (roughly modern day Turkey) and the Mediterranean region, Coriander grows easily and can be found growing wild in Africa, Egypt and England. The coriander plant produces both the leaves (which is used as cilantro) and the fruit (these seeds are coriander) the flavor of each is completely different. Coriander is a pleasantly sweet spice with a lemony top note.
Use in chili, stews, soups, and with fish, chicken (grilled or breaded), game and meats.
Coriander works well in combination with cumin, allspice, garlic, chili powder, cinnamon, cloves, fennel, nutmeg and ginger. Helpful hint: Dry roasting the seeds enhances their flavor.