Book Chapter

Coriander (Coriandrum sativum L.): Bioactive Molecules and Health Effects

Muhammad Jawad Iqbal, Masood Sadiq Butt, Hafiz Ansar Rasul Suleria

Bioactive Molecules in Food | Springer International Publishing | Published : 2019

Abstract

In recent times, the advancement in the knowledge regarding health perspectives of numerous micronutrients like carotenoids, anthocyanins, flavonoids, minerals, and vitamins at molecular level along with the findings of epidemiological studies has opened a new horizon in the field of nutrition. In this regard, various plant sources including herbs and spices exhibit high antioxidant activity owing to rich phytochemistry. Among herbs, coriander (locally known as “dhanya”) is known for its therapeutic properties in the Indo-Pak subcontinent. It is one of the widely cultivated herbs and native to North Africa, Southern Europe, and southwestern Asia. Scientifically, coriander (Coriandrum sativum..

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