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Encyclopedia > Bolivian Coriander
Bolivian coriander
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Mature Quirquiña
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryotes
Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Porophyllum
Species: ruderale
Binomial name
Porophyllum ruderale

Bolivian Coriander or Quillquiña (also spelled Quirquiña/Quilquiña) or Killi is an herb plant whose leaves can be used as a seasoning. Their taste has been described as "somewhere between arugula, cilantro and rue." The plant is commonly grown in Mexico and South America for use in salsas. When full-grown, this annual grows to about 5 feet in height and 3 feet in diameter. Its scientific name is Porophyllum ruderale.


External links

  • Bolivian coriander with Rocoto peppers in salsa (http://www.rocoto.com/quirquina.html)
  • Gardenweb forum thread (http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/herbs/msg080014483058.html)
  • USDA ITIS entry (http://www.itis.usda.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=38263)

Seed sources

  • Sand Hill Preservation (http://www.sandhillpreservation.com/Seeds.htm)
  • Salt Spring Seeds (http://saltspringseeds.com/catalog/herbmedicinal.cfm)
  • Seeds of Change (http://www.seedsofchange.com)





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Coriander (1326 words)
One of the Linear B tablets recovered from Pylos refers to the species as being cultivated for the manufacture of perfumes, and it appears that it was used in two forms: as a spice for its seeds and as a herb for the flavour of its leaves.
Coriander was brought to the British colonies in North America in 1670 and was one of the first spices cultivated by early settlers.
Coriander seeds are also used in traditional Indian medicine as a diuretic by boiling equal amounts of coriander seeds and cumin seeds, then cooling and consuming the resulting liquid.
Coriander (1286 words)
The leaves are variously referred to as coriander leaves, cilantro (in the United States, from the Spanish name for the plant), dhania (in the Indian subcontinent, and increasingly, in Britain), Chinese parsley or Mexican parsley.
Coriander seed is a key spice (Hindi name: dhania) in garam masala and Indian curries, which often employ the ground fruits in generous amounts together with cumin.
In Linear B tablets, the species is referred to as being cultivated for the manufacture of perfumes, and it appears that it was used in two forms: as a spice for its seeds and as a herb for the flavour of its leaves.
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