- — Certified Organic, Non-GMO, Kosher, Raw, Vegan
- — One of the healthiest sprouting seeds
- — High Germination Rate
- — Gluten, Cholesterol and Sugars Free
- — Good source of Iron and Copper
Organic Fenugreek seeds are one of the healthiest Indian spices use in cooking; they are also known as methi (hindi), menthulu (telugu) and venthyam (tamil).
Organic Fenugreek seeds are rich source of minerals, vitamins, and phytonutrients. 100 g seeds provide 323 calories. The seeds are a very good source of soluble dietary fiber. Soaking the seeds in water makes their outer coat soft and mucilaginous. 100 g of seeds provide 24.6 g or over 65% of dietary fiber. This prized spice is an excellent source of minerals like copper, potassium, calcium, iron, selenium, zinc, manganese, and magnesium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps control heart rate and blood pressure by countering action on sodium. Iron is essential for red blood cell production and as a co-factor for cytochrome-oxidases enzymes. It is also rich in many vital vitamins that are essential nutrients for optimum health, including thiamin, pyridoxine (vitamin B6), folic acid, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin A, and vitamin-C.
Culinary Use: Fenugreek is one of the chief ingredients in curry powder. Small quantity of sprouted seeds added to vegetables and lentil dishes. Sprouted fenugreek seeds are used in salads, paste, dips, fillings, etc.
Sprouted fenugreek seeds: Wash seeds and transfer to the plastic beverage cup. Add 1 cup of water. Cover it with a lid. Let the seeds soak in the water for about 12 hours. Drain out water. Rinse with fresh water. Drain out water. Put the lid back on. Repeat this step every 6 to 8 hours for four days. After the sprouts have reached the desired length, rinse them thoroughly and drain. Pat dry with paper towel and store in the refrigerator till needed.
How to Sprout Fenugreek Seeds at Home
- Yields approximately 3 Cups (1/2 lb.) of Sprouts. Prep 3 Tablespoons of seed, then transfer into a bowl or into your Sprouter. Add 2-3 times as much cool (60°-70°) water. Mix seeds up to assure even water contact for all.
- Allow seeds to soak for 6-12 hours. Empty the seeds into your Sprouter (if necessary). Drain off the soak water. Rinse thoroughly with cool (60°-70°) water. Drain thoroughly! Set your Sprouter anywhere out of direct sunlight and at room temperature (70° is optimal) between Rinses. Ensure sufficient air-circulation is provided.
- Always be sure to Drain very thoroughly. The most common cause of inferior sprouts is inadequate drainage. Rinse and Drain again every 8-12 hours for 3 days.
Enjoy your home-made sprouts!