Co­rian­der (Dha­nia) Pow­der

Eight brands tested

Consumer Voice - - The Surveillance Series / Coriander (Dhania) Powde -

Co­rian­der has a strong aroma but is revered also for its ‘cool­ing’ qual­i­ties. Ac­cord­ing to Ayurveda, pow­dered co­rian­der is good for di­ges­tion. It also helps in pu­ri­fy­ing the blood and cur­ing in­flam­ma­tion, fever and as well as var­i­ous al­ler­gies. Co­rian­der has its spe­cial po­si­tion in many culi­nary prepa­ra­tions. It is added to many In­dian dishes and also used for gar­nish­ing. Just a dash or two of this flavour­ful spice can add that lit­tle some­thing ex­tra to your food! When buy­ing co­rian­der pow­der off re­tail shelves, what at­tributes must one con­sider?

For one, mois­ture con­tent must be within limit, since it af­fects the shelf life of the prod­uct. Adul­ter­ation by green colour as well as pres­ence of dirt and dust are other fac­tors reg­u­lated by the law. As stan­dard prac­tice, read the la­bels of the packet for nu­tri­tional in­for­ma­tion, in­gre­di­ents, net quan­tity, stor­age in­for­ma­tion, and ‘best be­fore’ in­for­ma­tion, among other things. The fol­low­ing re­port checks eight brands of co­rian­der pow­der along these and other pa­ram­e­ters to en­able us con­sumers to make an in­formed choice.

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