Fenugreek Seeds. Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) is an annual plant. Fenugreek is cultivated worldwide as a semiarid crop and is used as both a culinary and medicinal herb. It goes by many names around the world. It is known as methi in Hindi, hulba in Arabic, moshoseitaro in Greek, uluva in Malayalam, shoot in Hebrew, and dari in Persian.
Fenugreek has traditionally been used in the preparation of pickles, chutneys and curry powders in its native India. While the seeds are the most known and commonly used part of the plant, fresh leaves can make a flavor addition to salads or other raw dishes or dried and used with meat or poultry.
Medicinally, fenugreek has been used to treat skin conditions and many other diseases. It is beneficial for people with diabetes. It is beneficial for male & female reproductive health and has a reputation to help increase breastmilk production. It also promotes heart health, helps with obesity, and diabetes.
- It is best started 4-6 weeks indoors prior to the last frost of the season.
- Seeds should be sown 1/4″ deep in a lightweight medium and keep well-moistened.
- Moderate water slightly once seeds start to germinate.
- It is a legume, and may not be very tolerant to the disturbance after germination. To minimize this, direct sowing is best.
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