Fenugreek Leaf 1kg
|Also known as Methi Leaves. The leaf is from the annual plant in the Family "Fabaceae"
Cook with starchy or root vegetables like carrots, yams, or potatoes. It gives a middle eastern flavour to foods. Also used in Indian cuisine. It complements vegetables and fish curries, spinach, and pea dishes.
This spice mixes well with other spices especially allspice (ground pimento), chilli, cumin, galangal, turmeric, paprika, pepper and star anise.
Fenugreek leaves are not usually used in spice blends.
It may increase the libido levels in men.
Hippocrates described it as a valuable soothing herb.
It may give benefits to Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes sufferers.
It has Antibacterial Properties also improves wound healing.
Fenugreek has been used in cooking for about 6000 years.
It is a member of the pea family and was originally known as "Greek Hay" as it was used as cattle feed.
It is the key ingredient in "Ghormeh Sabzi" (Herb stew) and "Eshkeneh" (Onion Soup) which has often been said to be the national dish of Iran. Could it be because of its reputed medicinal powers?
Fenugreek was used to sweeten the scent of mildewed or sour hay.
This herb is known to be one of the oldest cultivated plant. There is a reference of it in Egyptians medical writings dating from 1000 BCE.
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