For Life Coriander Seed Whole

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Coriandrum Sativum L.

Packaging: 25kg

  1. #Properties#

    Properties of coriander

    Coriander, Coriandrum sativum L., is a herbaceous medicinal plant and condiment grown for its seeds and leaves. Derived from the Greek koriandron, which means bug (kori) male (andros), in reference to its strong smell similar to that emitted by the male bedbug, coriander is also called Arabian parsley or Chinese parsley. It belongs to the Apiaceae family, commonly called the umbelliferae.

    Unknown in the wild, coriander originated in the Mediterranean basin, Asia Minor or the Near East. 6,000 years ago, Coriandrum sativum L. was already used for the aroma of its seeds by the Semitic peoples and then by the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. In the Bible, this plant is related to the manna of the Hebrews. Widespread throughout medieval Europe, coriander was imported to America during the Spanish conquest. In these different civilisations, all parts of this virtuous herb have been used as traditional remedies for the treatment of different disorders[1]: laryngitis, headaches, blepharitis, scabies, aphthous stomatitis and palpitations.

    The Western use of coriander is however quite recent compared to its ancient use in Middle East, India, Southeast Asia or even South America cuisine. Indeed, the smell given off by its leaves was until then considered unpleasant. Coriander has currently become very popular in the herbal market. Its powerful characteristic taste brings a unique flavour to cooked dishes and one of its main virtues is to facilitate digestion.

    In terms of benefits, coriander has a wide range of pharmacological activities[2]. Its different parts contain a multitude of bioactive principles with anti-microbial, antioxidant, anti-diabetic, anxiolytic and anti-epileptic properties. Added to this are anti-inflammatory, hypolipidemic, hypotensive, neuroprotective and diuretic effects[3]. Its antioxidant compounds come in the form of phenolic acids, but also terpenoids, flavonoids and coumarins. Coriander leaves contain more phenolic acids than its seeds. This plant is also a source of phytosterols and fatty acids[4]. In the latter, we find petroselinic acid and linalool (essential oil). This monoterpenoid compound, linalool, is said to be effective in the treatment of certain inflammatory conditions.

    Coriander also provides beneficial vitamin K for the body. Indeed, it is necessary for the synthesis of proteins and thus contributes to good blood clotting. Fresh coriander leaves contain carotenoids, including beta-carotene. Coriander is very low in calories and also has a positive impact on cholesterol levels.

    A valuable plant for both its culinary and medicinal uses, coriander is an ingredient of choice for the nutraceutical industry[5]. It is currently in vogue on the food market for flavouring beers and drinks.

    [1] PATHAK NIMISH, L., KASTURE SANJAY, B., BHATT NAYNA, M., et al. Phytopharmacological properties of Coriander sativum as a potential medicinal tree: an overview. J Appl Pharm Sci, 2011, vol. 1, no 4.
    [2] LARIBI, Bochra, KOUKI, Karima, M'HAMDI, Mahmoud, et al. Coriander (Coriandrum sativum L.) and its bioactive constituents. Fitoterapia, 2015, vol. 103.
    [3] KASSAHUN, Beemnet Mengesha. Unleashing the exploitation of coriander (Coriander sativum L.) for biological, industrial and pharmaceutical applications. Academic Research Journal of Agricultural Science and Research, 2020, vol. 8, no 6.
    [4] SOBHANI, Zahra, MOHTASHAMI, Leila, AMIRI, Mohammad Sadegh, et al. Ethnobotanical and phytochemical aspects of the edible herb Coriandrum sativum L. J. Food Sci, 2022, vol. 1s.
    [5] SAHIB, Najla Gooda, ANWAR, Farooq, GILANI, Anwarul‐Hassan, et al. Coriander (Coriandrum sativum L.): A potential source of high‐value components for functional foods and nutraceuticals‐A review. Phytotherapy Research, 2013, vol. 27, no 10.

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  2. #Species and parts used#

    Species and parts of coriander used

    Coriander at Natural Origins comes from the aerial parts of the plant, more specifically from its seeds, whose content of active compounds is higher than that of the leaves.

    The small white flowers of coriander give fruits called achenes, first green then yellowish. These contain a tan-coloured seed that turns brown when ripe. The colour and taste of these seeds are characteristic.

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  3. #Origin & quality#

    Origin and quality of coriander

    Our three cultivated coriander references come from Morocco and Poland. Harvesting is done mechanically. The transformation of the plants is done by spraying to which is added, if necessary, a heat treatment.

    You will find our ingredient in the form of heat-treated powder for your formulations, and whole seeds with the choice of a For Life certified reference. In order to obtain coriander powder, the seeds are crushed after being selected.

    Our For Life ingredient concerns coriander harvested in Morocco whose annual production varies between 200 and 250 MT for an area of 80 to 100 hectares. Our Moroccan partners have indeed obtained the For Life certification, which attests to their involvement and their confidence in common objectives, including long-term jobs and stable incomes. On site, Natural Origins is as such in direct contact with the 25 people employed within the framework of this solidarity partnership. By participating in the sourcing of responsible ingredients, Natural Origins also promotes a sustainable economy and environmentally friendly processes.

    In our Spirits & Beers range of product:
    - Coriander Seed Whole
    - For Life Coriander Seed Whole

    In our Life Science & Nutrition range of product:
    - Coriander Seed Powder 300µm Heat Treated

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  4. #Country of origin#

    Country of origin of Natural Origins' coriander

    Morocco, Poland

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  5. #Harvest period#

    Coriander harvest time

    All year round for Morocco
    June to September for Poland

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  6. #Best availability period at Natural Origins#

    Period of coriander's optimal availability at Natural Origins

    All year

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