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Methi Leaves

Also Known As : Fenugreek leaves


Taste Profile

 These leaves are bitter in taste


Methi leaves are green coloured ovate to oblong leaflets. Methi is native to Southeastern Europe and Asia and was first cultivated in the Near East. Its seeds and leaves are common ingredients in dishes from the Indian subcontinent. When fresh, Methi leaves have a light, sweet aroma with a mild, grassy, and slightly bitter flavor with notes of celery, fennel, and maple syrup. As the plant matures, it produces sword-shaped, pea-like pods that are filled with 10-20 small, flat, yellow-brown pungent and aromatic seeds that are very similar in flavor to that of the leaves. The reason why this herb is used by various herb lovers since ages is because it is very effective in battling diseases and also has numerous health benefits.


Health benefits

  1. Fenugreek leaves are low in calories but high in soluble fibre. This makes it ideal for those on a diet or those watching their calorie intake as these leaves tend to give one a feeling of fullness for a longer period of time. (1)

  2. Fenugreek leaves are enriched with Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and Beta Carotene. This power combo helps you by building your bodies’ immune system which then helps you fight some of the common illnesses. (1)

  3. These leaves are helpful in aiding metabolic conditions, for instance, Diabetes. In one study of people suffering from Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, Fenugreek leaves were helpful in reducing their cholesterol levels. (1)

  4. Fenugreek leaves are very helpful in fighting dyspepsia and poor functioning of the liver. It also helps in curbing gastric problems and various intestinal issues. (2)

  5. Consuming fenugreek leaves helps in improving milk flow in breastfeeding mothers and hence it is very beneficial for breastfeeding mothers to consume fenugreek leaves in the daily diet. (2)

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