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Fenugreek Seed


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Description

Fenugreek Seed 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.

Description:

Fenugreek seeds are small, roughly, angular, brownish yellow seeds, which have a pleasantly bitter flavor and strong aroma. They are mostly used toasted to enhance their taste and aroma. They are used in a small amount due to its powerful flavor. The fenugreek Seed is an essential part of Indian spices and used in food not only for enhancing the taste of the food, but it also provides several health benefits.

Storage:

Fenugreek seeds can be stored in an airtight container away from moisture, heat, and sunlight. Then, they will remain their flavor for about one year.

Uses:

Fenugreek seeds are used as a spice in many dishes for flavor. They are commonly used in pickles, salads, soups, pasta, and stir-fries. The Seeds are used in roasted or sprouted form. Dry roasted fenugreek seeds are used to impart a pleasant flavor to vegetable and lentils dishes. And Sprouted fenugreek seeds are also used in salads and sandwiches.

Health Benefits:

There are many Health’s Benefits mentioned below,

  • Acts Anti-Aging
  • Cure Acne
  • Acts Anti-Inflammatory
  • Improve Kidney Function
  • Protect against Heart Problem
  • Protect Liver
  • Act Anti-Diabetic
  • Cure Arthritis
  • Prevents Cancer
  • Improve Indigestion
  • Encourage Appetite
  • Improve Blood Circulation
  • Prevents Dehydration
  • Prevent Obesity
  • Reduce Cholesterol

Nutritional Value of Fenugreek Seed:

Nutritional Value of Fenugreek Seed contain per 100gms is mentioned below:

Energy                                323 kcal

Carbohydrates                  58.4 g

Fiber         24.6 g

Fat                                      6.4 g

Protein                               23 g

Vitamins

Vitamin A                           60 IU

Vitamin C                           3 mg

Thiamin                              0.3 mg

Riboflavin                          0.4 mg

Niacin                                1.6 mg

Vitamin B6                        0.6 mg

Folate                                57 mcg

Minerals

Calcium                               176 mg

Iron                                       33.5 mg

Magnesium                        191 mg

Manganese                        1.2 mg

Phosphorus                         296 mg

Potassium                           770 mg

Sodium                                67 mg

Zinc                                      2.5 mg

Copper                                1.1 mg

Selenium                             6.3 mcg

 

Properties:

Shape:  Oblong and Angular

Size:  3 mm

Color: Yellowish Brown

Taste:  Bitter

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