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.
- 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
|Calories from Fat||54|
|Total Fat||6 g||10%|
|Saturated Fat||1 g||7%|
|Total Carbohydrates||58 g||3%|
|Dietary Fibre||25 g||98%|
|Vitamin A1%||Vitamin C||5%|
*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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