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Fenugreek seeds

What are fenugreek seeds? About the ingredient fenugreek seeds. Including 38 recipes with fenugreek seeds, 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.

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 seeds are usually found in the spices section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Fenugreek seeds are a member of the Spices and Herbs USDA nutritional food group.

How much do fenugreek seeds weigh?

measure grams
1 tbsp 11
1 tsp 3

In Chinese:胡芦巴种子
British (UK) term: Fenugreek seeds
en français:graines de fenugrec
en español:semillas de fenogreco

Recipes using fenugreek seeds

There are 36 recipes that contain this ingredient.

Frontier Chicken
Paneer Paratha
Sindhi Curry

All 36 recipes


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