Fenugreek, (Trigonella foenum-graecum) is native to southern Europe and the Mediterranean region. Itâ€™s cultivatedÂ in central and southeastern Europe, western Asia,Â India and northern Africa.Â FenugreekÂ is commonly ground and used as a spice in some curries. It has a distinctive flavor which has been described as a sweet- bitter taste.
Its English name comes from two Latin words meaning Greek hay.
Fenugreek is one of the oldest medicinal plants referenced in history, since it is mentioned in Ancient Egyptian writings to have been used for many health supporting purposes* as well as in embalming agents.
Fenugreek seeds contain iron, vitamin A, vitamin B1,Â vitamin C, phosphates, flavonoids, saponins and trigonelline, among other constituents. It is used as an appetizer and included in many foods and beverages. The seed is also high in fiber and protein. You can find Fenugreek as bulk seeds, capsules, tinctures, and in teas.