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    Coriander seeds

    Apart from the leaves and the stem, the seed of this plant is also used as an important ingredient in making curries and other dishes. The seed is used as it is or it is ground into a powder and used. Coriander seeds also have important medicinal properties. Coriander has many important vitamins and minerals. It provides calcium, phosphorus, iron and some other vitamins such as vitamin B and vitamin C. Regular use of coriander helps to improve the overall health and prevents many of the vitamin deficiency diseases. Coriander is also used as a carminative.