Botanical name: Trigonella Foenum-graecum
Fenugreek is an irregular shaped, golden coloured seed with a pungent smell. It is frequently used as a spice in Indian cuisine. When sprouted it has a milder flavour.
Nutritional Value: Very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol, a good source of Protein, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Thiamin, Riboflavin, Pantothenic Acid, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Selenium, and a very good source of Dietary Fibre, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Folate, Potassium and Manganese.
It has been reported that Fenugreek has properties that may reduce cholesterol, stabilize blood sugar, and assist with bronchitis and sore thoats. It is also rich in a compound called diosgenin reported to be the precursor for the semisynthesis of progesterone.
Germination: 1-3 days depending on growing conditions.