The Spice Trader Fenugreek Seeds - 50g


Fenugreek is a seed spice from a small annual leguminous plant which grows to about 0.6 m with light green leaves similar in appearance to clover. Fenugreek is rich in protein, minerals, and vitamins, which makes it an important ingredient in the vegetable and dhal dishes eaten in India.

Native range  

India, Southern Europe

Taste and aroma  

Fenugreek seeds are highly aromatic, with a curry-like smell. The taste is celery-like and bitter.

Culinary uses  

Fenugreek seeds are used in curry powders, spiced fish dishes, and in Indian pickles and chutneys. In Egypt and Ethiopia fenugreek is used to flavour bread, and it is a vital constituent in the Ethiopian berbere spice mixture.


Fenugreek seeds can retain their flavour and aroma for a year or more when stored in an airtight container in a cool place. The powder loses its flavour if stored for long periods.