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.
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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.