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Aromatic or pungent vegetable substance used as a flavouring.
Those of the Mediterranean type were used well before the arrival of the Romans - coriander seeds have been found by archaeologists on the site of a late Bronze Age hut at Minis Bay near Birchington, Kent.
The Romans, however, brought many new varieties which they would have habitually used to camouflage "off" food in their Mediterranean homeland. See our Mail Order Section
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