Coriander, (Coriandrum sativum), also called cilantro or Chinese parsley are used as both an herb and a spice. The plant is widely cultivated in many places worldwide for its culinary uses. Its dry fruits and seeds, which are also known as coriander. Coriander is used to flavour many foods, particularly sausages, curries, Scandinavian pastries and confectionery, such as English comfits. Its delicate young leaves, known as cilantro, are widely used in Latin American, Indian, and Chinese dishes.