Fenugreek is a traditional herb native to southern Europe and Asia.

 

The fenugreek plant grows up to two feet tall and the herb is considered a legume.

 

Fenugreek produces light green leaves similar to clover, small white flowers, and long pods each containing 10 to 20 small, hard, golden-brown seeds. The seeds have a pungent aroma and fairly bitter taste.

 

 

Health Benefits

 

  • Fenugreek seeds contain the trace minerals: iron, potassium, calcium, selenium, copper, zinc, manganese and magnesium which work together to regulate blood flow and provide metabolic functions to the body. (1)

 

  • Fenugreek seeds are plentiful in B-vitamins which are great for metabolising carbohydrates, fats and proteins. (2)

 

  • The seeds have a beneficial effect on glycaemic control with diabetic patients as it helps to reduce sugar levels in the blood. (3)

 

  • Fenugreek has a high fibre content which balances it’ calorific properties. (4)

 

  • The seeds can be grinded into a paste to fight infection and inflammation in wounds. (5)

 

  • The herb is also used to treat diarrhoea and stomach ulcers. (6)

 

  • Fenugreek contains chlorine, which studies show may not only help slow mental aging, but also calm PMS and symptoms of menopause. (7)

 

  • Fenugreek is also considered an aphrodisiac which increases the stimulation of reproductive organs. (8)

 

 

Fenugreek Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 100 grams, seed

  Amt. Per
Serving
% Daily
Value*
Calories 323
Calories from Fat 54
Total Fat 6 g 10%
Saturated Fat 1 g 7%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 67 mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 58 g 3%
Dietary Fibre 25 g 98%
Sugar 0 g
Protein 23 g
Vitamin A1% Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 18% Iron 186%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie intake.

 

 

 

 

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