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What you need to know about Coriander Microgreens

Updated: Nov 4, 2022

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Microgreens are tasty nutrient dense superfoods. These tiny powerhouses encapsulate all the benefits of the mature plant in a highly concentrated form.

Coriander microgreens are a young, tiny, edible version of the well-known herb and takes around 12-15 days from sowing to harvest. The seed / leaf and stem are all edible and have a sweet slightly spicy flavour, and the texture is crisp and fresh. The actual coriander seed has delicate citrus tones. I think coriander is the king of herbs, you can use it with so many different dishes.

Coriander is native to Southern Europe where it has been in use since 5000 BCE in both medicinal and culinary purposes. Micro Coriander is a very popular microgreen with chefs, its versatility in different cuisines has also made it well-known across the globe.

Taken from the Coriandrum sativum plant, or coriander plant, cilantro is also known as coriander, Chinese parsley, and Mexican parsley. The word 'cilantro' comes from the Spanish word coriander.

Both cilantro and coriander come from the Coriandrum sativum plant. In the US, cilantro is the name for the plant's leaves and stem, while coriander is the name for its dried seeds. Internationally, the leaves and stems are called coriander, while its dried seeds are called coriander seeds.

Coriander Microgreens are great for

  • Mexican, Indian, Thai and Chinese Cuisines

  • sprinkled on egg rolls and spring rolls

  • with seafood – lobster and crab

  • added to salsa

  • on a burger, sandwich or tacos

  • in chutneys

  • mixed with lime they make a great seasoning

  • added to soups

Pairs well with

  • Avocado

  • Carrots

  • Courgettes

  • Tomato

  • Citrus/ Ginger/ Mint/ Lemongrass/ Chilli

  • Yoghurt

  • Chicken/Lamb

  • White fish

How to take care of your Micro Coriander

Keep your live microgreens at a cool temperature with good air flow. Not too humid. Favourable temperature range of 18 to 24°C and relative humidity (RH) of 40 to 60 per cent would meet the needs of most plants.

Using a knife (rather than scissors) to cut your live microgreens, this ensures they stay fresher for longer. Keep your live microgreens on a shallow tray/plate. Water twice a day, don’t water too much, little and often. Always water from below. Avoid watering from above as this may cause mould. The amount of water will vary according to the environmental conditions: i.e. they'll need more water if they're in the sun and wind, than if they're in a sheltered, shady spot. Water them evenly, making sure the growing medium (compost) is moist.

Nutritional Facts

In its micro form, coriander is packed with lots of vital nutrients and antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin E & carotenoids¹. Coriander microgreens are also a great source of beta-carotene (provitamin A), with about 3 times more provitamin A than mature counterpart.

Health Benefits

The nutritional value of coriander makes it ideal for maintaining optimum health and weight loss. Potential health benefits of coriander include improved heart health, decreased anxiety, lower blood sugar levels, protection against oxidative stress and more. It is also low in calories but high in antioxidants along with vitamin K and vitamin A.


This content is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of such advice or treatment from a personal physician.

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