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What is fenugreek?

About the ingredient fenugreek. Including 45 recipes with fenugreek, nutrition data, and where to find it.



Fenugreek is an aromatic Mediterranean plant coming from the Middle-East.

It belongs to the pea family and produces slender, long, curved pods that contain flattened brownish coloured seeds.

Fenugreek seeds have a slightly bitter taste that are roasted and ground and used for flavouring curries. The distinct flavour of Fenugreek is readily recognized in many curry powders and pastes.

Fenugreek seeds

The seeds are stone-like and very hard and requires use of a special grinder or heavy pestle and mortar.

Fenugreek leaves have a very strong aroma and in India, Turkey and various Arab countries are used either fresh or dried as a culinary vegetable or herb.


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 tbsp (11g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 35Calories from Fat 6
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.7g 1%
Saturated Fat 0.2g 1%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 7mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 6.4g 2%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Sugars ~
Protein 2.5g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 2% Iron 20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Fenugreek is usually found in the spices section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Fenugreek is a member of the Spices and Herbs US Department of Agriculture nutritional food group.

How much does fenugreek weigh?

Measure Grams
1 tbsp 11
1 tsp 3

In Chinese:胡芦巴
British (UK) term: Fenugreek
en français:fenugrec
en español:fenogreco

Recipes using fenugreek

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