Coriander (Coriandrum sativum) is an annual grass plant, which is widely used as a spice in the Mediterranean, Indian, Latin American, Near East and Far East cuisine. Coriander is grown for its fruits which contain 0,3-1,2% of essential oil and 17-24% of plain vegetable oil.
Essential oil contains linalool, geraniol and citronellol, that is why it is used for the production of various products with fragrance resembling a rose, snowdrop, lemon, violet, lily, lime, and etc. The most valuable ingredient is the linalool (making up to 60-70% of the oil). … →