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Native to Asia and southern Europe, This aromatic legume is native to Asia and southern Europe. The long, thin, curved seed pods have earned fenugreek the nicknames "cow's horn" and "goat's horn". It has pleasantly bitter, slightly sweet seeds. The leaves are sometimes called "methi" and are used in Indian vegetable dishes and curries.
Buy dried leaves, seeds or powder from a good spice store with high turnover of produce. The dried leaves should be green, not brown.
Whole fenugreek seeds should be stored in an airtight container in a cool, dark place for up to 2 years. Ground seeds should be used within 15 months of purchase. Dried leaves will keep for up to 12 months in airtight conditions away from light and heat.
Tips & Tricks:
Fenugreek adds a bitter sharpness to Yemeni dips and sauces, and is traditionally an ingredient in many curry powders. The leaves have a sweet grassiness and complement vegetables, especially peas.
Fenugreek seeds, whole and ground, are used to flavour many foods including curry powders, spice blends and teas.
Nutrition per 100 Grams:
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