Fenugreek Seeds, Ground
Fenugreek is native to South Asia and Southeastern Europe but is now widely cultivated elsewhere, including North and East Africa, China, Greece and Ukraine. Fenugreek is a lesser known spice from the pea family and has many culinary uses.Fenugreek was considered a cure for baldness in ancient times and is still used in hair tonics today.
Ground fenugreek has a dull, yellow color and a powdery texture that tends to clump up, so be sure to stir it thoroughly. The flavor of fenugreek is sweet yet bitter with a hint of maple. Ground fenugreek is primarily used in curry powders and breads, but also can be experimented with on vegetables, in chutneys and pot roasts.