Monday, 30 November -0001

HOME REMEDY: Coriander

Written by Sof McVeigh
I was recently sent an informative email about the merits of coriander from a nice lady at The Fresh Herb Company. I think coriander is rather like Marmite – you either love it or hate it. I love it and no curry is complete without a scattering of its leaves, or added to plain yogurt for a tasty accompaniment.

Like many herbs we cook with, coriander has plenty of health benefits: it is antibacterial, anti-fungal and, according to herb expert Jekka McVicar, it is also an appetite stimulant. Maybe that's why I always eat too much curry.

Ru Herd, chef and owner of Scotland's Thai cookery school, Krua Thai, also raves about coriander for adding a unique flavour to Thai food. There are also other classic Thai herbs, such as lemon grass, which helps with water retention, and sweet basil, which includes an enzyme to aid digestion.

Check out The Fresh Herb Company's website for tasty ways to spice up your food and give yourself an all-important health boost too.

Sof McVeigh:

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