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Coriander (Dhania) Powder eight brands tested

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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Coriander powder means the powder obtained by grinding clean, sound, dried mature fruits of the Coriandrum sativum L. It shall be in the form of rough or fine powder. It shall have typical aroma and shall be free from mustiness. It shall be free from mould, living and dead insects, insect fragments, rodent contamination; the powder shall be free from added colour, starch, bleach and preservative.

Health Benefits of Coriander Seeds

  • 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).

  • Side by Side comparison

    (AGMARK) Coriander Powder
    Coriander Powder
    Coriander Powder
    Coriander Powder
    Coriander Powder
    Coriander Powder
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    Buy Now (AGMARK) Coriander Powder
    Catch ₹ 33
    Refreshed 2 years ago
    Buy Now Coriander Powder
    Everest ₹ 32
    Refreshed 2 years ago
    Buy Now Coriander Powder
    Fresh and Pure ₹ 64
    Refreshed 2 years ago
    Buy Now Coriander Powder
    Golden Harvest ₹ 29
    Refreshed 2 years ago
    Buy Now Coriander Powder
    Hi-Life ₹ 30
    Refreshed 2 years ago
    Buy Now Coriander Powder
    MDH ₹ 33
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    Buy Now Coriander Powder
    Patanjali ₹ 30
    Refreshed 2 years ago
    Buy Now Coriander Powder
    Sahiba ₹ 34
    Refreshed 2 years ago
    Highlights
    MRP (RS)
    (AGMARK) Coriander Powder : 33
    Coriander Powder : 32
    Coriander Powder : 64
    Coriander Powder : 29
    Coriander Powder : 30
    Coriander Powder : 33
    Coriander Powder : 30
    Coriander Powder : 34
    Net Weight
    (AGMARK) Coriander Powder : 100 Gm
    Coriander Powder : 100 Gm
    Coriander Powder : 200 Gm
    Coriander Powder : 100 Gm
    Coriander Powder : 100 Gm
    Coriander Powder : 100 Gm
    Coriander Powder : 100 Gm
    Coriander Powder : 100 Gm
    (AGMARK) Coriander Powder : 33
    Coriander Powder : 32
    Coriander Powder : 32
    Coriander Powder : 29
    Coriander Powder : 30
    Coriander Powder : 33
    Coriander Powder : 30
    Coriander Powder : 34
    As per the unit price, Golden Harvest is the cheapest brand and Sahiba is the costliest.
    Best Before
    (AGMARK) Coriander Powder : 11 Months
    Coriander Powder : 12 Months
    Coriander Powder : 9 Months
    Coriander Powder : 9 Months
    Coriander Powder : 6 Months
    Coriander Powder : 12 Months
    Coriander Powder : 9 Months
    Coriander Powder : 12 Months
    Marketed/Manufactured by
    (AGMARK) Coriander Powder : Gobind Ram Kahan Chand
    Coriander Powder : S. Narendera Kumar & Co.
    Coriander Powder : Future Agrovet Ltd.
    Coriander Powder : Future Consumer Enterprise Ltd
    Coriander Powder : Jain Traders (India)
    Coriander Powder : Mahashian Di Hatti Pvt. Ltd.
    Coriander Powder : Patanjali Ayurved Ltd.
    Coriander Powder : KV Spices (India) Pvt. Ltd.
    Parameters Tested
    (AGMARK) Coriander Powder : 4.77 %
    Coriander Powder : 4.92 %
    Coriander Powder : 4.5 %
    Coriander Powder : 6.22 %
    Coriander Powder : 4.49 %
    Coriander Powder : 6.8 %
    Coriander Powder : 5.33 %
    Coriander Powder : 3.9 %
    As per Food Safety and Standards (FSS) Regulations, moisture content in coriander powder should not be more than 9.0 per cent by weight. Less moisture means more shelf life for the food product and hence lower is better.
  • Moisture content in all brands was as per the legal requirement.
  • Moisture content was found lowest in Sahiba (3.9 per cent), which, as already stated, is beneficial for consumers. MDH (6.8 per cent) had the maximum moisture content.
  • (AGMARK) Coriander Powder : Above the required legal limit, variation ranging from 0.17 per cent to 0.18 percent.
    Coriander Powder : Above the required legal limit, variation ranging from 0.17 per cent to 0.18 percent.
    Coriander Powder : Above the required legal limit, variation ranging from 0.17 per cent to 0.18 percent.
    Coriander Powder : Above the required legal limit, variation ranging from 0.17 per cent to 0.18 percent.
    Coriander Powder : Above the required legal limit, variation ranging from 0.17 per cent to 0.18 percent.
    Coriander Powder : Above the required legal limit, variation ranging from 0.17 per cent to 0.18 percent.
    Coriander Powder : Above the required legal limit, variation ranging from 0.17 per cent to 0.18 percent.
    Coriander Powder : Above the required legal limit, variation ranging from 0.17 per cent to 0.18 percent.
    The characteristic aromatic flavour of coriander comes from their essential volatile oils and fatty acids. As per FSS Regulations, volatile oil content on dryweight basis shall not be less than 0.09 per cent by volume/weight in coriander powder. So, higher is better for consumers.
    (AGMARK) Coriander Powder : No added colour was found.
    Coriander Powder : No added colour was found.
    Coriander Powder : No Added colour was found.
    Coriander Powder : No added colour was found.
    Coriander Powder : No added colour was found.
    Coriander Powder : No added colour was found.
    Coriander Powder : No added colour was found.
    Coriander Powder : No added colour was found.
    Although coriander powder is required to be free from added colour, it may be adulterated by green colour for better eye appeal.
    (AGMARK) Coriander Powder : Within the required legal limit.
    Coriander Powder : Within the required legal limit.
    Coriander Powder : Within the required legal limit.
    Coriander Powder : Within the required legal limit.
    Coriander Powder : Within the required legal limit.
    Coriander Powder : Within the required legal limit.
    Coriander Powder : Within the required legal limit.
    Coriander Powder : Lowest in Sahiba (0.04 per cent), which, as already stated, is beneficial for consumers.
    Ash insoluble in dilute hydrochloric acid (HCL) is an indicator of dirt and dust in the food product – so, lower is better. As per FSS Regulations, on dry basis it should not be more than 1.5 per cent by weight.
  • Ash insoluble in dilute hydrochloric acid on dry basis was within the required legal limit in all brands. It was lowest in Sahiba (0.04 per cent), which, as already stated, is beneficial for consumers. It was highest in MDH (0.09 per cent).
  • (AGMARK) Coriander Powder : Has labelling as required.
    Coriander Powder : Has labelling as required.
    Coriander Powder : Has labelling as required.
    Coriander Powder : Has labelling as required.
    Coriander Powder : Has labelling as required.
    Coriander Powder : Has labelling as required.
    Coriander Powder : Has labelling as required.
    Coriander Powder : Has labelling as required.
    The following information shall be clearly and indelibly marked on the label of each container/ packet:
  • Name of the product
  • Trade name, if any
  • Name and address of manufacturer/marketer
  • Batch or code number
  • Net quantity in gram
  • Ingredients in descending order
  • Month and year of manufacture
  • The words ‘Best before’ (month and year to be indicated)
  • Nutritional information
  • FSSAI license number
  • Logo indicating ‘vegetarian’ or ‘non-vegetarian’ status
  • Storage information
  • Maximum Retail Price (MRP)
  • Customer-care details
  • The importance of marking cannot be overemphasised, as it gives information about the characteristics of the product and/or claims of the manufacturer, all of which help consumers in choosing the product.

    As per Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011, every package shall bear the name, address, telephone number, and email address, if available, of the person who can be – or the office that can be – contacted in case of consumer complaints.

    Customer Care No.
    (AGMARK) Coriander Powder : 1204832860
    Coriander Powder : 2232916233
    Coriander Powder : 1800116768
    Coriander Powder : 18002002255
    Coriander Powder : 9871520165
    Coriander Powder : 1125939609
    Coriander Powder : 18001804108
    Coriander Powder : 9311114824
    Email ID
    (AGMARK) Coriander Powder : foods@dsgroup.com
    Coriander Powder : customercare@everestspices.com
    Coriander Powder : sharewithus@futuregroup.in
    Coriander Powder : sharewithus@futuregroup.in
    Coriander Powder : Not Provided
    Coriander Powder : mdhltd@vsnl.net
    Coriander Powder : feedback@patanjaliayurveda.org
    Coriander Powder : customercaare@sahibaspices.com
    Observation
    (AGMARK) Coriander Powder : Working
    Coriander Powder : Working
    Coriander Powder : Working
    Coriander Powder : Working
    Coriander Powder : Working
    Coriander Powder : Working
    Coriander Powder : Working
    Coriander Powder : Working