Coriander is an annual herb and a native to Southern Europe and the Middle East. The dry fruits, known as coriander seeds, are one of the common spice ingredients used worldwide. Types with smaller fruit usually have a volatile oil content of around 0.4 – 1.8% so they are highly valued as a raw material for the preparation of essential oil. The seeds provide significant amounts of fatty acids (17-24%), calcium, selenium, iron, magnesium, dietary fiber, vitamins C, B-complex. Coriander seeds are known for their anti-oxidant and health-promoting properties.