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Whole Fenugreek Seeds – 100g

Original price HK$25.00 - Original price HK$25.00
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What are Fenugreek Seeds? 

Fenugreek seeds are the small, brownish seeds of the fenugreek plant (Trigonella foenum-graecum), which is an annual herb in the Fabaceae family. The plant is native to the Mediterranean region, southern Europe, and western Asia.

Fenugreek seeds have a slightly bitter taste and a strong, pungent aroma, and are commonly used as a spice in Indian, Middle Eastern, and North African cuisine. They are also used in traditional medicine to treat various ailments, such as digestive issues, inflammation, and high blood sugar levels.

Fenugreek seeds are a rich source of nutrients, including fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals, such as iron, magnesium, and manganese. They also contain compounds called saponins, which have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

In addition to their culinary and medicinal uses, fenugreek seeds are also used in the cosmetic industry for their skin-soothing properties. They can be ground into a paste and applied to the skin to help reduce inflammation and irritation.

Overall, fenugreek seeds are a versatile and nutritious ingredient that can be used in a variety of ways to add flavor and health benefits to your meals.

How to use Whole Fenugreek Seeds?
Whole fenugreek seeds are a versatile spice that can be used in many different ways to add flavor and nutrition to your meals. Here are some ways to use whole fenugreek seeds:

1. Toasting: Toast whole fenugreek seeds in a dry skillet over medium heat until fragrant, then grind them into a powder using a spice grinder or mortar and pestle. The toasted and ground seeds can be used as a seasoning for curries, soups, and stews.

2. Infusing: Add whole fenugreek seeds to hot oil or ghee to infuse their flavor into the oil. This infused oil can be used as a base for cooking many Indian and Middle Eastern dishes.

3. Sprouting: Soak whole fenugreek seeds in water overnight, then drain and rinse them several times a day for a few days until they sprout. The sprouted seeds can be added to salads or sandwiches for a crunchy texture and nutty flavor.

4. Tea: Fenugreek seeds can be used to make a fragrant and soothing tea. Simply steep a teaspoon of whole fenugreek seeds in hot water for a few minutes, strain, and enjoy.

5. Pickling: Whole fenugreek seeds can be added to pickling liquid for pickled vegetables, such as pickled onions or cauliflower. They add a slightly bitter and nutty flavor to the pickles.

Remember that fenugreek seeds have a strong flavor, so use them sparingly in your dishes until you find the right balance. Enjoy experimenting with this flavorful and nutritious spice!

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Nutritional Information
Fenugreek seeds are a nutritious spice that are rich in a variety of nutrients.
Here is the nutritional value of fenugreek seeds per 100 grams:

Calories: 323
Protein: 23 g
Fat: 6 g
Carbohydrates: 58 g
Fiber: 25 g
Calcium: 176 mg
Iron: 33.5 mg
Magnesium: 191 mg
Phosphorus: 296 mg
Potassium: 770 mg
Sodium: 67 mg
Zinc: 2.5 mg
Vitamin C: 3 mg
Thiamin: 0.3 mg
Riboflavin: 0.4 mg
Niacin: 1.6 mg
Vitamin B6: 0.6 mg
Folate: 57 mcg
Vitamin A: 1 IU

Fenugreek seeds are a good source of protein, dietary fiber, and essential minerals, such as iron, magnesium, and potassium. They are also rich in antioxidants and have anti-inflammatory properties.

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