Fenugreek Seeds

Fenugreek Seeds


Fenugreek, an Indian spice is a slender annual herb of the pea family (Fabaceae). The rhombic yellow to amber coloured fenugreek seed, commonly called Methi, is frequently used in the preparation of pickles, curry powders and pastes, and is often encountered in the cuisine of the Indian subcontinent. The young leaves and sprouts of fenugreek are eaten as greens, and the fresh or dried leaves are used to flavour other dishes. The dried leaves (called Kasuri methi) have a bitter taste and a strong characteristic smell.

Fenugreek was used by the ancient Egyptians and is mentioned in medical writings in their tombs. Historically, the main usage of fenugreek seeds was medicinal rather than as a labour. The botanical name trigonally refers to the angular seeds and foenumgraecum translates as ‘Greek hay’, which explains its use as cattle feeds. 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. In India fenugreek is grown extensively in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Punjab.

Fenugreek is a cold season crop and is fairly tolerant to frost and very low temperature. The herb is a characteristic ingredient in some curries and chutneys and the fenugreek extract is used to make imitation maple syrup. Because of its high nutritive contents, Fenugreek is an important ingredient in vegetable and dal dishes eaten in India. Diabetics are often recommended to include fenugreek seeds in their diet because of the positive effects they can have on their health. Fenugreek seeds display a significant effect on cardiovascular health. They protect the heart from serious damage during a heart attack.

Uses of Fenugreek seeds: –

  • Fenugreek seeds serve multiple purposes as they can be used as an herb, spice, and vegetable. In India, they are preferred for making pickles, daals, sambhar powder, and various vegetable dishes.
  • These seeds offer numerous medicinal benefits, including improving overall blood pressure and promoting energy and vitality.
  • Fenugreek seeds can serve as an oral insulin substitute, making them beneficial for individuals with lower blood glucose levels.
  • They are effective in relieving digestion problems, constipation, and stomach inflammation. Additionally, they contribute to heart health and help maintain cholesterol levels.
  • Fenugreek seeds can be dried and used as spices to enhance the taste of various food items. They also impact the male reproductive tract positively.
  • In India, Fenugreek Seeds are used as a medicinal herb to improve the digestive system and strengthen the immune system.
  • Roasting common fenugreek seeds before adding them to food items can make the dishes more delicious and nutritious.
  • Common fenugreek seeds find extensive use in cosmetics and can be utilized for preparing soaps, perfumes, and similar products.


Purity99.50% | 99% Machine Clean & Sortex Clean
Admixture0.10% Max
Moisture5% Max
Volatile Oil1% Min
Foreign Material0.00% Max
FlavourSpicy and slightly bitter characteristic of Fenugreek.
Packing15/20/25/40kg Jute & PP Bags
Loading ability1X20 FT FCL : 22 Tons & 1X40 FT FCL : 28 Tons