|Botanical Name||Trigonella Foenum-Graecum L|
|Origin||Indigenous to countries on the eastern shores of the Mediterranean and cultivated in India, Egypt and Africa.|
|Common Names||Bird’s Foot, Bockshornklee, Greek Hayseed, Goat’s Horn, Methi|
|Other Names||Methi (Hindi), Menthulu (Telugu)|
Fenugreek seed is the ripe fruit of an annual herb. Fenugreek, an Indian spice is a slender annual herb of the pea family (Fabaceae). It was used by the ancient Egyptians and is mentioned in medical writings in their tombs. The Romans grew it as fodder for their cattle. Historically, the main usage of fenugreek seeds was medicinal rather than as a labour.
This robust herb has light green leaves, is 30-60 cm tall and produces slender, beaked pods, 10-15 cm long, each pod contains 10-20 small hard yellowish brown seeds, which are smooth and oblong, about 3mm long, each grooved across one corner, giving them a hooked appearance. Fenugreek is a native of South Eastern Europe and West Asia, now cultivated in India, Argentina, Egypt and Mediterranean countries (Southern France, Morocco and Lebanon).
General Specifications of Fennugreek
|Type||Machine Cleaned / Machine cleaned Sortexed|
|Purity||97% /98%/ 99%|
|Odour||Celery and bitter|
|Colour||Caramel to light yellow|
|Moisture||5% to 7% max|
|Green Seeds||2% max|
|Total ASH||10% max|
|Acid insuluble ASH||1.25% max|
(*The general specifications mentioned for the product are typical in nature. It can actually differ or can be procured as per customer requirement.)
In India it is grown extensively in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Punjab. It is a cold season crop and is fairly tolerant to frost and very low temperature. It is best suited to tracts of moderate to low rainfall and is sown in all types of soil but perform better in loam and clayey loam with proper drainage. It can also be grown on black cotton soils.
Nutrition Facts (Amount Per 100 grams)
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 6 g||9%|
|Total Carbohydrate 58 g||19%|
|Protein 23 g||46%|
- Medical research shows that fenugreek seeds lower blood cholesterol and blood sugar levels.
- It was also known to cure constipation, as a powerful expectorant, and is used as herbal infusion to break up respiratory congestion.
- An ancient ayurvedic cure for dandruff – soak some seeds in water overnight, grind to a paste, apply onto the scalp and hair, leave for 20 mts and rinse. It also tones the hair, giving it a silky feel and shine.
- Fenugreek seed paste or methi in powder form can be used as a face pack also, helps to tone the skin and cure acne.
|Type of Container||Quantity|
|20 Feet||20 -21 Metric Tonne|
|40 Feet||26 Metric Tonne|
(*Custom packaging can be provided on customer request or in special conditions.)
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