All elements of the coriander plant are used, seeds, leaves, stems and roots. Coriander leaves are scalloped and bright green with a long narrow stem, they are sold in bunches with part of the root attached. The leaves have a distinct aroma and flavour. Coriander is known as cilantro in American cuisine. Coriander seeds are the dried fruit of the coriander plant. This delicate herb needs to be added at the end of cooking or fresh in salads. Choose fresh looking bunches with green leaves. Avoid wilted bunches and blackened or waterlogged leaves. Store covered in the crisper section of the refrigerator. Available all year round.