Other Common Names
|Botanical Name||: Trigonella Foenum|
|Tamil Name||: வெந்தையம் / Venthayam|
|English Name||: Fenugreek|
|Hindi Name||: मेथी / Methi|
|Malayalam Name||: ഉലുവ / വെന്തിരം / Uluva / Venthiam|
|Kananda Name||: Mentya, Menthya|
|Sanskrit Name||: Methe, Methika, Kalanusari, Methini, Bahuparni, Bahupatrika|
|Telugu Name||: మెంతులు / Menthulu|
Fenugreek also is known as “fenugreek”. It is one of the highly versatile herb varieties that have culinary and medicinal attributes.
Fenugreek is used to spice up any meal. Fenugreek helped to lower blood sugar and cholesterol and improves libido.
Fenugreek seeds have a rectangular size, caramel color, and hard texture.
Once grounded, fenugreek seeds release the rich aroma. It can be grounded as plain, or after roasted, or after soaked for several hours.
The fenugreek seeds have a nutty and bittersweet taste. It is said as similar to celery seed or lovage. Fenugreek seeds have protein and have a hint of heat to them coming in at 1-2 on the heat scale.
Fenugreek seeds are used in fish curries included with root or green vegetables, lamb, legumes, potatoes, rice, and tomatoes.
Methi or fenugreek seeds are small, cuboid-shaped, solid, yellow-colored, and strong flavored seeds of the fenugreek plant.
They are rich in iron, copper, and dietary fiber. It also has vitamin C and minerals such as calcium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorous, and sodium in plenty. It is used in many dishes.
Nutrition Facts of 1 tsp Fenugreek Seeds:
Sodium – 2.8mg
Total Carbohydrate – 2.4g
Protein – 1.0g
Calcium – 7mg
Iron – 1mg
Potassium – 32mg