Fenugreek Seed Whole

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India is the largest producer of fenugreek seed, followed by Iran, Egypt, China, Turkey, Morocco, Spain and France.

The whole seeds, which are often roasted to reduce bitterness, are used in Middle Eastern cuisine to flavor bean dishes called daals. The seeds are also sprouted to produce young greens sold at market in bunches as Samudra Methi.

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information at a glance

approximate cups to one pound4
active compoundsAlkaloids, Flavonoids, Saponins, Mucilage, Vitamins A, B, and C
plant part usedseed

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in an airtight container in away from light, heat and humidity.
appearance & aromaYellow-brown kernels, with slightly puckered surface.


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cosmeticApply moist as a poultice. Powdered fenugreek seed is also used in skin lotions and creams.
culinaryUse to flavor soups, daals, curries and other foods.
industrialUsed for the production of steroids in the pharmaceutical industry.
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flavor profile

fenugreek seed

Sweet and maple-like. Use sparingly because the flavor is strong.

formulas & recipes

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what else you should know

fenugreek seed

Fenugreek, also known as Greek Hay, is an annual herb with a long history of cultivation and culinary use dating to ancient Greece and Rome. Today, the leaf is primarily used in Indian and Asian cooking, while the whole seed is popular in Mediterranean, Asian, Middle Eastern and African cuisines. As with other aromatic spices, the flavor of fenugreek seed is enhanced when dry roasted or gently toasted in a lightly oiled frying pan.

The seed is also widely used in the fragrance and pharmaceutical industries. In terms of the latter, the seed is an abundant source of sapogenin, a compound used to synthesize steroids.

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