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Name Fenugreek
Botanical Name Trigonella Foenum-Graecum L
Family Name Fabaceae
Plant Family Leguminosae
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
Flavour Aromatic sweet
Salmonella Absent/25 gms

(*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)
Calories 323
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6 g 9%
Total Carbohydrate 58 g 19%
Protein 23 g 46%
Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 5%
Vitamin B-6 30%
Iron 186%
Calcium 17%
Medical Aspects
  • 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.
Packing Detail
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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