Coriander seeds (50 seeds)

Coriander seeds (50 seeds)

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Coriander seeds (50 seeds)

R 25.99

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Coriander (Cilantro/Chinese herb) is a staple herb found in many Indian homes. The fresh leaves are an indispensible ingredient in Indian cooking, as well as, many other South Asian and Mexican dishes.  The leaves are also known to be rich in Vitamin A, C and K.  The Spicy seeds are a vital ingredient of curry powder and works in giving curries its rich flavour.

Coriander has recently become a popular home-grown herb. However, they aren’t lovers of direct sunlight so it’s important to keep them in shaded areas. It’s very easy to grow in a Rootbox in a shaded area.

  • Sow seeds about 1cm deep and 5cm apart. Best planted in soil temperatures between 10˚C and 25˚C. Space seedlings in a way as to thin out seedlings. Older seedlings are difficult to transplant successfully.
  • Water daily so that soil stays moist but take care not to waterlog soil, especially in autumn and winter, as too much water can lead to rotting.
  • You may start harvesting the leaves when they are bright green in colour and when the plants are approx. 10-15cm tall.

 

*Rootbox Culinary Tip- Coriander and Lime pesto

Making greens in a pesto form is a great way for kids to eat their greens without them noticing. Coriander and lime pesto is a great nutritious and flavorsome pesto- different from the traditional basil pesto- and would be a great addition to any dish. Mixing it up with Stir-fry’s and Pasta dishes gives it a different take on coriander solely being used for Indian/Asian or Mexican dishes.

Ingredients

A bunch of coriander leaves

Crushed garlic clove

2 tablespoons parmesan cheese

¼ cup cashew nuts / sunflower seeds (nut-free)

Juice from one fresh lime

1 tablespoon of olive oil/ macadamia oil

1 Red chilli (optional)

Instructions

Grate the parmesan and garlic in a food processor until well combined and set aside. Place the coriander and cashews in the processor until just chopped. Mix in the parmesan, lime juice, chilli and oil until combined and serve.