Coriander is a close relative to parsley and can be used for its perfumed seeds as well as its fragrant leaves. Grind the seeds and use in baked goods and curries; whole they are a main ingredient in the spice blend used in pickling. The leaves, also known as cilantro or Chinese parsley, are widely used in Latin American and Asian dishes and seem to prompt a love-hate reaction in most North Americans and Europeans. Choose coriander with bright green leaves free from blemishes. Store wrapped in a damp paper towel or cloth in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Rinse only when ready to use. See also cilantro and coriander seeds.