Quick Notes:

What is Fenugreek?

Fenugreek has a bitter-sweet maple-like aroma and flavor. Also known as Methi. Its seeds are hard and can be difficult to grind by hand; use a spice mill or pepper mill. You may want to purchase small amounts of ground seeds and use within six months.

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What is the Origin of Fenugreek?

It is indigenous to Asia and Southern Europe.

Fenugreek is Good for These Foods:

It's seed is good for foods like: curries, soups, spice blends and stews. The leaves, which may be hard to find, are good for salads and dishes like Chicken Makhani (Indian Butter Chicken).

Health Benefits of Fenugreek

Fenugreek can be beneficial for the cardiovascular system. It contains soluble fiber, which can promote the functionality of the heart, and reduce the risk of heart attacks.

For hair, Fenugreek can help remove dandruff and combat baldness by incorporating the powder form into hair packs and masks. These home remedies can be used to gently clean hair and bring out it natural shine. In addition, both eating and using topically can improve skin quality.

Rich in iron and potassium, Fenugreek can be helpful for anemic people and those looking to manage blood pressure. It has essential amino acids that can stimulate the production of insulin; thus, helping to control diabetes.

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