Strongly aromatic and flavorful fenugreek seeds are popular spices widely used for their well recognized for culinary as well as for medicinal properties. Traditionally, fenugreeks are being used to cure digestive problems and to improve breast milk secretion in the nursing mothers.
Traditionally, fenugreek seeds are being used in a wide range of culinary recipes. The seeds either in the forms of whole seeds, sprouted, powder, sauce or as paste used in a variety of spicy dishes in many parts of Middle-East, India, Mediterranean and Central Asian regions. The seeds should be added in small quantities in food because they have strong aroma and bitter taste. Dry fry under light heat in order to mellow their flavor.
Fenugreek seeds are rich source of minerals, vitamins, and phytonutrients. 100 g seeds provide 323 calories. The seeds are a very good source of soluble dietary fiber. Can help lower blood LDL-cholesterol levels by inhibiting bile salts re-absorption in the colon. They also bind to toxins in the food and help to protect the colon mucus membrane from cancers.