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Fenugreek seeds

Also Known As : Methi seeds
Technical Name : Trigonella foenum-graecum


Taste Profile

It has a slightly bitter flavour. The seeds that are dry-roasted have a slight nutty taste.

Usage Tips

  1. Fenugreek seeds are used in spice powders and pickles .
  2. Fenugreek seeds can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature.
  3. These can also be used for tempering curries.

Common names and forms

  1. Crushed Fenugreek
  2. Dry Fenugreek Seeds
  3. Fenugreek
  4. Fenugreek (Methi)
  5. Fenugreek seeds -
  6. Methi (Fenugreek)
  7. Methi Dana
  8. Methi seed
  9. Methi Seeds
  10. Organic Fenugreek
  11. Organic Fenugreek (Methi)


The fenugreek seeds are yellowish-brown in color with strong aroma. These seeds are hard and have cuboid-like shape. Because of the strong aroma, they are used in small amount in food. 

Health benefits

  • It has natural dietary fiber and has a good amount of calcium and phosphorus which helps in digestive problems.(1)
  • It has been successfully used in curing cold, sore throat, tuberculosis, hay fever, sinusitis, asthma, emphysema, pneumonia and bronchial problems.(2)

Selection Guide

Look for fenugreek seeds that are completely dried with yellowish color tone and good strong aroma.


Overconsumption of fenugreek seeds can cause uterine contractions in pregnant women. It can even cause hypoglycemia (low sugar  level).(3)

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