Coriander seeds are the dried seeds of the coriander plant, which is native to the Mediterranean region but now widely cultivated in many parts of the world. Coriander seeds have a warm, slightly citrusy flavor and are commonly used in cooking and herbal medicine.
In culinary applications, coriander seeds are used as a spice to add flavor to a variety of dishes, including curries, stews, soups, and marinades. They are often used in Middle Eastern, Indian, and Latin American cuisine, and can be found in many spice blends, such as garam masala and ras el hanout. They can also be used as a topping for bread, and are commonly used in baking to flavor cookies, cakes, and breads.