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Fenugreek Seeds (organic)



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Product Description

Botanical Name: Trigonella foenum-graecum

Plant Family: Fabaceae (Legume family)

Botanical Description:
Fenugreek, scientifically known as Trigonella foenum-graecum, is an annual herbaceous plant that belongs to the Fabaceae family. It is native to the Mediterranean region, Asia, and North Africa and is cultivated in various parts of the world for its culinary and medicinal uses. Fenugreek typically grows up to 30-60 centimeters in height and features trifoliate leaves with oblong leaflets. The plant produces small, white or yellowish flowers arranged in clusters at the tips of the stems. The flowers give way to slender, curved pods containing small, golden-brown seeds. Fenugreek seeds have a distinctive aroma and flavor, reminiscent of maple syrup or caramel, and are widely used as a spice and herbal remedy.

Fenugreek seeds have a long history of use in traditional medicine, particularly in Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and ancient Greek and Roman herbalism. The seeds are valued for their potential health benefits and are used to support various aspects of well-being.

Tea or Infusion: Prepare fenugreek seed tea or infusion by steeping crushed fenugreek seeds in hot water for 10-15 minutes. Strain the infusion and drink it.
Sprouted Seeds: Fenugreek seeds can be sprouted and added to salads, sandwiches, wraps, or smoothies to increase their nutritional value and digestibility. To sprout fenugreek seeds, soak them in water overnight, then drain and rinse them thoroughly. Place the seeds in a sprouting tray or jar and rinse them with water twice a day until they sprout.
Powdered Seeds: Fenugreek seeds can be ground into a fine powder using a spice grinder or mortar and pestle. The powdered seeds can be added to culinary dishes, such as curries, stews, soups, and sauces, to impart flavor and nutritional benefits. Fenugreek seed powder may also be encapsulated or used to make herbal extracts, tinctures, or poultices.
Dietary Supplement: Fenugreek seed supplements are available in capsule, tablet, or liquid form for convenient consumption. Follow the dosage recommendations provided on the product label or consult with a healthcare practitioner for personalized guidance.

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