Fenugreek is an herb used in alternative medicine. It’s a common ingredient in Indian dishes and often taken as a supplement.
Fenugreek seeds and powder are also used in many Indian dishes for their nutritional profile and slightly sweet, nutty taste.
The seeds are used in cooking, in medicine, and to hide the taste of other medicine. Fenugreek seeds smell and taste similar to maple syrup. Fenugreek leaves are eaten in India as a vegetable. Fenugreek seeds, or methi, have a tangy, bitter taste.
In foods, fenugreek is included as an ingredient in spice blends. It is also used as a flavouring agent in imitation maple syrup, foods & beverages
· Reduce the risk of diabetes.
· Improve milk production and flow.
· Improve weight loss.
· Raise testosterone and boost sperm count.
· Reduce inflammation.
· Reduce the risk of heart and blood pressure conditions.
· Pain relief.
One tablespoon of whole fenugreek seeds contains 35 calories and several nutrients as below:
· Protein: 3 grams
· Carbs: 6 grams
· Fat: 1 gram
· Iron: 20% of the Daily Value (DV)
· Manganese: 7% of the DV
· Magnesium: 5% of the DV
· Fiber: 3 grams