Aromate prized in Indian and oriental cuisine, our fenugreek develops smoky and Landes pine forest flavours. It is found in many spice and curry blends.
Kitchen association: soups, white meats, fish, stews, homemade curry
Packaging : 40g resealable bag - conservation of aromas.
Origin - Plantations : India
"Ideal for your sauces, curries and homemade stews"
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Availability date: 10/31/2019
Fenugreek is an aromatic herbaceous plant of the Fabaceae family. It is also found under the name trigonella fenugreek or senegrine.
An annual plant that can reach up to 60 cm in height, it is distinguished by its oval leaves with three leaflets. The flowers of fenugreek are pale yellow. They produce pods 7 to 8 cm long.
A condiment plant, fenugreek is used in the composition of curries and ras-el-hanout. Its seeds and leaves are consumed.
It is rich in vitamin A, B1, C and contains magnesium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, sulphur and up to 30% protein. It has a characteristic odour close to that of celery that is found in Maggi broth or Viandox.
Did you know this? India is the largest producer and consumer of fenugreek.
Fenugreek is an annual plant. The sowing period is between March and September. During the first three months after sowing, it is recommended to grow under cover. Fenugreek is a plant native to countries with a mild climate and is frost resistant!
The use of fenugreek differs from country to country:
In India, fenugreek is called "methig" and its leaves and seeds are consumed. It is one of the aromatic plants often found in the composition of masalas (a mixture of spices).
In Morocco, the fenugreek seed is used in tagines cooked with leftovers: the terda. It is a mixture of legumes, garlic, onions, tomatoes and spices to be eaten spread on bread.
Fenugreek is native to North Africa. It was also cultivated in India, Pakistan and the Middle East before being imported into Asia.
Used in 1500 B.C. by the Egyptians, will be mentioned around -400 B.C. by Hippocrates, a Greek physician, as a plant with soothing virtues. It is in the 7th century that it will start to be cultivated in the Middle East.
Fenugreek has long been used for medical purposes. Its use differs from country to country:
- In Egypt: it was already used 1,500 years ago in places of worship to clean the air. Fenugreek was also used in the composition of the elements necessary for mummification.
- In China: Fenugreek is one of the plants used in ancestral Chinese medicine.
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Fenugreek is also used in Ayurvedic medicine. One lends to him in particular of the virtues anti-inflammatory and strengthening. It is also used to fight against rheumatism, respiratory problems, asthma ... It also opens the appetite and is recommended for people suffering from eating disorders of anorexic type.
Finally, fenugreek is a galactogenic plant, very useful to promote lactation in nursing mothers. However, consumed in large quantities (more than 4,000 mg per day), it can cause uterine contractions and should therefore be avoided during pregnancy.
Today, fenugreek is appreciated by sportsmen and women because it increases sports and muscle performance. It also allows a quicker recovery after the effort.
In China, fenugreek is used in the equestrian field to fortify horses, while in India, fenugreek is used as a fodder solution equivalent to our hay.
Did you know that? Ayurveda is based on 3 humours called Doshas: Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Ayurveda practitioners consume fenugreek because it calms Vâta (movement) and Kâpha (stability). When man finds a certain balance between his 3 doshas, he is considered healthy according to Ayurvedic rules.
The taste of fenugreek is similar to celery with a sweet and slightly bitter note. All the elements of fenugreek are used in cooking:
Fenugreek holds an important place in Ayurvedic cuisine. It stimulates the appetite while controlling sugar and bad cholesterol levels. Its seeds are used in the preparation of curries.
This Asian-flavoured vegetarian recipe is a tasty appetizer. The vegetables (mushrooms, carrots, onions, garlic, zucchini...) are sliced and sprinkled with a mixture of spices: garam masala, fenugreek, fennel powder, cumin, pepper. Brown them in sherry vinegar, soy sauce and add 1 tablespoon of cane sugar. Make your spring rolls with rice leaves. Excellent with a sweet and sour sauce.
Massalé beef is a tasty and spicy recipe that appeals for the power of its taste. Flavour your oil with the following spice mixture: Cinnamon, cardamom, clove, star anise. Add shallots, tomatoes and green peppers. After 5 minutes, add onion paste, garlic and ginger. Once the onion paste is liquefied, add the coriander, chilli, cumin, fennel and fenugreek. Cook the beef in the vegetables. Excellent with rice.
Fenugreek goes particularly well with citrus fruits: Oranges, grapefruits, lemons... Cut your citrus fruits, fry them in a pan, add sugar, a little vinegar and a teaspoon of fenugreek powder. Let it stew. Enjoy with a cheese bench or as an accompaniment to a brioche or bread.
We advise you to store fenugreek powder in an airtight container, away from light. Fenugreek leaves can be stored in the refrigerator for a few days.
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Bonjour Martine, Merci pour vos avis. N'hésitez pas à ne pas laisser de note quand l'épice n'est pas testé svp ;-) Au plaisir, David