With coriander or without coriander? One of the most recurrent questions in taquerias, whose answer should always be “with”. You will be surprised to know that this peculiar ingredient has great benefits for your health and is not only used for tacos.
Coriander is an herb from the apiaceae family. Although it is also known as Chinese parsley, it is not the same as parsley. Its use is very common in Mediterranean, Latin American, Chinese and Asian cuisine. The whole plant is edible, but what is used the most are the fresh leaves and dried seeds.
Surely you are used to seeing it in tacos or salsa, but it can also be used to season and complement all kinds of dishes such as cream, soups, broths and meats, as well as infusions. Thanks to the fact that it contains nutrients such as calcium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, potassium, vitamin A, C and K and it is low in calories, it is an option that you cannot miss in your diet.
8 benefits of coriander:
- It is a natural antibiotic: According to a study conducted by the Autonomous University of Guadalajara and the University of Berkeley, California, this plant has antibiotic effects that help fight bacteria such as salmonellosis.
- Eliminates inflammation: Coriander has anti-inflammatory effects that help fight joint pain.
- Good for the flu: Thanks to its vitamins, it helps relieve the discomfort of common colds and improves the body’s defenses.
- Good for cholesterol: Some of its acids such as linoleic and palmitic, can reduce the accumulation of cholesterol on the inner walls of the arteries.
- It is recommended for diabetics: Its consumption is associated with a good regulation of glucose levels in the blood.
- Supports digestion: Coriander helps accelerate metabolism and prevents constipation as it has a diuretic effect that helps eliminate toxins from the body.
- Helps with oral hygiene: Combat bad breath.
- Conjunctivitis Remedy: It is said that the Egyptians and Assyrians used to use coriander tea to relieve the pain and swelling of conjunctivitis.