Coriander is indigenous to the Mediterranean and the Orient, and is related to the parsley family. The leaves of this plant are the herb cilantro and the seeds are the spice coriander. The flavor of both bear no resemblance to one another. Coriander has a sweet, spicy and woody aroma, with a mild sweet taste that contains a hint of orange and citrus. Use in both savory and sweet dishes. It is one of the main ingredients in curries and masalas. It is used in stews, sausages and pickling spice.