Fenugreek Leaves is derived from an annual plant Fenugreek in the family Fabaceae. It is cultivated for its seeds and leaves that are commonly used as ingredients in South Asia cooking. The Major producers of Fenugreek Seed are India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Egypt, France, Turkey, and Morocco.
Dried Fenugreek leaves are dry leaves of fenugreek plant. It is an herb with a bitter but addictive taste while being the less intense than the seeds. The dried fenugreek leaves have a fragrant aroma like a combination of fennel and celery. It is an essential part of Indian spices and used in food not only for enhancing the taste of the food, but it also provides some preventive health benefits.
Dried Fenugreek leaves can be stored in an airtight container away from moisture, heat, and sunlight. Then, they will remain their flavor for about one year.
Fenugreek leaves are used as a spice in many dishes for flavor. The Dried fenugreek leaves help add flavor to the dishes. The dried fenugreek leaves to flavor sauces and gravies and also used with roasted meats, green and root vegetables, chicken, curries, fish, potatoes, bread, teas, seafood, and eggs. They can also be roasted and crushed before adding to curries or lentils to enhance the flavor and aroma.
There are many Health’s Benefits mentioned below,
Nutritional Value of Fenugreek Leaves contains per 100gms is mentioned below:
Energy 49 kcal
Carbohydrates 6 g
Fiber 1 g
Fat 1 g
Protein 4.4 g
Calcium 395 mg
Iron 2 mg
Magnesium 191 mg
Color: Pale Green