Coriander also called Chinese parsley or with the Spanish name cilantro, is an annual herbaceous plant of the Apiaceae family, in fact it belongs to the same family of parsley, cumin, dill, and fennel.
Carnival confetti are named after this herb.
Its leaves are used for flavoring, while the seeds are used in the kitchen as a spice and in herbal medicine. The leaves are deeply toothed and septate. Their taste is similar to that of parsley, but the aroma is pungent; the apical leaves, on the other hand, are filamentous and reminiscent of those of fennel.
They are not appreciated at all, since while some appreciate their spicy and bitter aroma and flavor, others find them unpleasant. Coriander also uses so-called seeds, which are nothing but fruits and which are used as a spice: they are sweet with a slight lemon flavor and are less spicy than leaves.