Fenugreek seeds are actually a small legume. They have
a unique flavor and is used widely in Indian and the Middle Eastern cuisines. Fenugreek is
an annual herb native to the Mediterranean region, the Ukraine, India, and
China. It has a slightly bitter taste and must be dry roasted or pan fried.
Fenugreek restores nitrogen to the soil and used as cattle fodder. It provides a good
source of protein, vitamins and minerals. In India it is prized for to its
preventive and health producing properties. Due to this it forms the basis of many
curry, vegetable and chutney dishes.
Here are a few suggestions how to use organic fenugreek seeds in cooking:
· After roasting grind with other spices
· Popular spice in Bengal and South
Indian dishes where they are, frequently, the second spice to be added after mustard
· Sautee in oil and add to vegetables
like zucchini and potato and add to lemon rice
· Follow our recipes to fully appreciate
and enjoy the fenugreek flavor
Hint: If roasted to reddish color it becomes too bitter and should be discarded.Our organic spices are pure, all natural spices and seasonings and fair trade spices. Our dedication to sustainable sourcing insures you get ethical clean spices.
Using our in-house kitchen we make all our blends in Minneapolis. We grind the spices that need to be ground, roast the ones that need to be roasted and keep some spices whole that are traditionally whole in ethnic blends. Did you know that cultures did not grind all their spices and most cultures will use both whole and ground spices in their blends?
This ensures that you get the best flavor, color, aroma, and taste.
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Botanical Name: Trigonella foenumgracum
Traditional Ayurvedic (herb) use: Fenugreek, in Indian wisdom, is an overall fortifier of
health. Fenugreek subdues excess Wind and Mucus. It prevents premature graying of
hair and is slightly laxative in effect. Fenugreek is an appetizer and a carminative. It
also aids in digestion. It is given as an aid to people prone to diabetic and high
cholesterol tendencies. Its bitter taste helps
Ayurvedic Orientation: Bitter, astringent, heating.