Coriander has multiple and powerful health benefits. It’s an excellent source of dietary fiber, iron, manganese, calcium, potassium, and magnesium.
Although not my focus at this time, just know that the leaves are very healthy as well, rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin K and protein. They contain very small amounts of phosphorous, calcium, thiamin, potassium, niacin and carotene.
Consider the mention of this potent little seed in the Scriptures:
The Children of Israel called the name thereof Manna: and it was like coriander seed, white; and tasted like wafers made with honey. Exodus 16:31
The manna was like coriander seed and looked like resin. 8 The people went around gathering it, and then ground it in a hand mill or crushed it in a mortar. They cooked it in a pot or made it into loaves. And it tasted like something made with olive oil. 9 When the dew settled on the camp at night, the manna also came down. Numbers 11:7-9
(Take into account the meaning of manna in Hebrew: food which according to the Scriptures was supplied by a miracle to the Children of Israel in the wilderness; it can also mean a usually sudden and unexpected source of pleasure or gain).
Watch this video for a quick summary of the Top 10 Health Benefits of Coriander Seeds posted by YouTuber, Sky world:
How to incorporate Coriander Seeds into our diets:
There are many ways to incorporate this nutritious food into our diets. You can purchase your seeds from a health food store. Make sure the seeds are organic.
My favorite way to use it is as a tea with other foods such as ginger and lemon sweetened just slightly with honey. Boil the 1/2 teaspoon in a cup of filtered drinking water, let steep 5 minutes, drink and enjoy.
- First and foremost, roast the seeds over low heat about 5 minutes then grind it into a powder, the finer the better. The heat releases the oils and aroma.
- Store the powder in a cool and dry place.
- You can use about 1/2 teaspoon of the powder daily to a few times a day in a tea with honey and lemon, sprinkled over savory meals, in a smoothie or yogurt, soups, gravy or whatever food you would like.
- For making a much more potent tea, although the prep time is longer, the benefits are much more profound than using it as mentioned above. When time permits, I like to make it in the manner seen in the video below by YouTuber Aasai Rasai Recipes, except I add fresh ginger as well as powder ginger to it with a tablespoon of tumeric. 😋. Sweeten with honey or your favorite natural sweetener as desired. You can scale your proportions up or down for the amount you want to make.