Coriander (Coriandum sativum) is an umbel that is native to the Mediterranean region. Coriander is widely grown and part of the cuisine of countries from Thailand to Mexico. All parts of the plants are edible including the roots, leaves and seeds. To most people both the leaves and seeds have a citrus taste, due to chemicals called terpenes. The aroma of coriander seeds also have a resinous note, due a chemical called pinene. But to some people coriander leaves taste soapy. The complex genetics and biochemistry of this has not fully been deduced.
Why not try using coriander to make this delicious Moroccan chermoula recipe?