Fenugreek seeds is an indispensable ingredient in many Indian curries. The spice itself has the distinct aroma you might recall from your favorite curry dish.
Fenugreek is a small yellow-brown seed belonging to the fabaceae family. It is unsurprisingly native to the Indian subcontinent, particularly the sub-Himalayan plains. It has spread to be grown all over in southern Europe, parts of Africa and other parts of Asia.
Seeds of Fenugreek are typically dry-roasted to bring out their subtle flavors, having a bittersweet flavor initially.
Fenugreek seeds are a source of soluble fiber as well as containing various other vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. Non-starch polysaccharides are the main fiber source in fenugreek seeds and are known to help digestion and relieve constipation.
Fenugreek seeds contain high amounts of beneficial minerals, such as calcium, iron, copper, potassium, selenium, zinc, manganese, and magnesium. They also contain vitamins A, C, and several B-complex vitamins.
How to use fenugreek seeds from Food to Live
Many Indian dishes call for whole spices to better impart the full nuances of flavor, and seeds of fenugreek can easily be ground in a mortar and pestle for the best flavor. You can also sprout them — fenugreek seeds from Food to Live are not only top quality and kosher, but also have a high germination rate. In fact, fenugreek seeds are some of the healthiest sprouting seeds.
Seeds of Fenugreek are obviously widely used in curries, but are also used throughout their native regions in a variety of savory dishes. Fenugreek is usually used in small amounts because of its bitter taste. Dry-frying the seeds before pulverizing helps mellow the taste somewhat.
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