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Ground Organic Fenugreek Seed

Ground Fenugreek Seeds are highly aromatic and have a slightly sharp flavor. They're one of the key ingredients in Middle Eastern cuisine and is one of the signature flavors of many traditional curries and chutneys.

  • Fine-textured powder made from ground Fenugreek Seeds

  • Sharp flavor which mellows and sweetens as it is cooked

  • Pale yellow and highly aromatic

  • Certified organic to the specifications of the USDA National Organic Program

  • Not to be confused with Fenugreek Leaves, which are also used to flavor recipes, and come from the same plant

  • Manitou Trading Company
    Price: $6.60
    $2.87 / Ounce

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    Suggested uses

    • Add to Indian curry recipes • Blend into Ethiopian-style breads • Incorporate in pickling spices • Goes well with lentils • Brings a sharp counterpoint to fish-based recipes • Ground Organic Fenugreek Seed works wonderfully with fresh garlic and chiles (fresh or dried) in seasoning roast or grilled meats and poultry

    Basic prep

    Ready to use. Add to taste.

    Storage & handling

    Store in a dry, cool place.

    Ingredients

    Organic fenugreek seed.

    Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) has a long, well-established history of culinary use going all the way back to the regions of western Asia and southeastern Europe where it was most likely first cultivated. Both the leaves and the seeds of the Fenugreek plant are used to flavor foods. The leaves are used either fresh or dried with their flavor becoming more fragrant and overtly vegetal when dried. Fenugreek Seeds play a significant part in flavoring the signature dishes of many Middle Eastern and Asian cuisines. Perhaps most notable is the major role they play in Indian cuisine seasoning curry dishes. Ground Fenugreek Seeds in particular are frequently the most identifiable aroma in curry powders and other Indian spice blends. Briefly dry roasting whole seeds, or toasting Ground Fenugreek Seeds, just before use is a great way to accentuate their flavor, mellowing out any bitterness and emphasizing the rounder, nuttier notes of their flavor. Not just a culinary flavoring element, Fenugreek has found its way into broad medicinal use as well. Fenugreek seeds have been used for centuries, dating back to the Egyptians and Romans who used them for fevers, respiratory and intestinal complaints, as well as wound healing and abscesses. In India, women have long used Fenugreek to stimulate milk production, and the spice is also regarded as a treatment for arthritis. Several studies have demonstrated the ameliorative effect of Fenugreek seeds on metabolic symptoms associated with diabetes. The seed is already widely used for this purpose in Ethiopia. Fenugreek also appears to have a boosting effect on the male libido, as evidenced in clinical tests.

    Classic recipe

    Shrimp and Mango Curry

    This rich, coconut milk-based curry is a delectable combination of sweet, spicy, pungent and savory flavors. Frying the seasoning paste before adding the other ingredients deepens the complex flavor profile and intensifies the flavors of the spices.