Fenugreek (Fenugreek) is one of the herbal plants used as a spice. It belongs to the legume group and is usually sold in the form of dried ripe seeds that are golden to yellow in color. Its fresh green leaves can be used in many traditional folk remedies. The origin of the ring is Asia and Southeast Europe. And it is famous for its cultivation in India, North Africa, and the Eastern Mediterranean countries.
Fenugreek has always been known and used in the past to treat many medical problems, and now it has many uses in the world of medicine and health and others. However, so far there is not enough evidence about its effectiveness.
The nutritional value of fenugreek
Fenugreek seeds are a rich source of minerals, vitamins, and phytonutrients. It is also a high source of soluble dietary fiber. Fenugreek is famous for its high content of non-starch polysaccharides (NSP), such as Pectin, Tannin, Hemicellulose, Saponins, and Mucilage.
Fenugreek is also a source of a range of minerals such as copper, potassium, calcium, iron, selenium, zinc, manganese, and magnesium.
It is also rich in many vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin, and a group of B vitamins, such as thiamine, pyridoxine (B6), folic acid (B9), niacin.
Here is what 100 grams of fenugreek seeds contain, according to the USDA:
Carbohydrates: 58 g
Fiber: 25 g
Potassium : 770 mg
Sodium : 67 mg