Health Ben­e­fits of Co­rian­der Seeds

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

Co­rian­der seeds pos­sess many plant-de­rived chem­i­cal com­pounds that are known to have an­tiox­i­dant, dis­ease-pre­vent­ing and health-pro­mot­ing prop­er­ties. As in other spices, co­rian­der is also rich in di­etary fi­bre. Much of the fi­bre is metabol­i­cally in­ert in­sol­u­ble fi­bre, which helps in­crease bulk of the food by ab­sorb­ing wa­ter through­out the di­ges­tive sys­tem and help eas­ing con­sti­pa­tion con­di­tion. In ad­di­tion, di­etary fi­bres bind to bile salts (pro­duced from choles­terol) and de­crease their re-ab­sorp­tion in the colon, thus help­ing to lower serum bad choles­terol lev­els. Its seeds are an ex­cel­lent source of min­er­als like iron, cop­per, cal­cium, potas­sium, man­ganese, zinc and mag­ne­sium. Cop­per is re­quired for the pro­duc­tion of red blood cells. Iron is es­sen­tial for cell me­tab­o­lism and red blood cell for­ma­tion. Zinc is a co-fac­tor in many en­zymes that reg­u­late growth and de­vel­op­ment, sperm gen­er­a­tion, di­ges­tion and nu­cleic acid syn­the­sis. Potas­sium is an im­por­tant com­po­nent of cell and body flu­ids that help in con­trol­ling heart rate and blood pres­sure. Man­ganese is utilised by the body as a co-fac­tor for many dif­fer­ent en­zymes. Un­like other dry spice seeds that lack in vi­ta­min C, co­rian­der seeds con­tain an am­ple amount of this an­tiox­i­dant vi­ta­min. Fur­ther­more, the seeds are the store­house of many vi­tal B-com­plex vi­ta­mins like B1 (thi­amine), B2 (ri­boflavin) and B3 (niacin). d) Batch or code num­ber

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