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Phytochemical and Bioactive Profile of Coriandrum sativum L
- Wei, Jing-Na, Liu, Zheng-Hui, Zhao, Yun-Ping, Zhao, Lin-Lin, Xue, Tian-Kai, Lan, Qing-Kuo
- Food chemistry 2019
- Coriandrum sativum, antimicrobial properties, carotenoids, chemical composition, developmental stages, ecotypes, essential oils, fatty acids, harvest date, medicine, planting, planting season, sterols
- Coriandrum sativum L. is well known around the world because of its food and medicine uses. The main bioactive constituents in C. sativum are essential oil, fatty acids, tocol, sterol and carotenoids, their yields and chemical compositions being influenced by genotype, variety, planting season, ecotype, planting condition, growth stage, plant part, harvesting time, extracting process and other factors. Coriander and its different extracts possess varying degrees of antioxidative and antimicrobial activities on account of different active constituents. The general usages, chemical compositions and bioactivities of coriander are summarized in this review, along with safety considerations.