Fenugreek Seed (Trigonella foenum-graecumme) Medicinal herb and culinary herb , !
The Young sprouts of Fenugreek are used in salads. Ground seeds are a common ingredient to curry powder, and dried leaves are used to flavor Indian and Middle Eastern dishes. This erect aromatic annual produces richly scented, creamy yellow, pea-like flowers, a great addition to your herb garden! This plant has average water needs.
Technically Fenugreek is both an herb (meaning you can use the leaves) and a spice (meaning you can use the seeds.) The plant is native to western Asia and has been widely grown in countries bordering the Mediterranean. It is popular in African, Middle Eastern and East Indian dishes. Maple-flavored syrup can be made from Fenugreek seeds which can and has been used to make maple candy and ice cream.
Fenugreek is a member of the pea family which becomes obvious when you look at its flowers and almost clover-like leaves. The common name means âGreek Hayâ which it received because the maple flavor and scent were used to disguise mold smells and tastes in hay and grain. Another of the herbs the ancient Egyptians used in mummification, it was also burned in religious rites among the Romans and Greeks. It was the Benedictine monks that introduced this herb to Western Europe in the 9th century and practitioners in the Middle ages used it to treat liver and kidney diseases. By the 19th century it was a common ingredient in patent medicines. You can find it used as an ingredient in artificial maple flavoring. In the United States today it is a little known and under appreciated herb that has actually becoming valuable in treating diabetes.
Fenugreek Plant seed (Trigonella Foenum-Graecum) is an annual indigenous to the Mediterranean and grown widely in Europe and Asia. It has a long medicinal history, and is recommended for cleansing the chest and lungs in Culpepper's Herbal of 1649.
How To Grow Fenugreek Herb Seeds:
Start Fenugreek seeds directly outdoors after danger of frost has passed. The Fenugreek herb does not transplant well, so it is best to start it in the herb garden or in a container where it will stay. Grow the herb plant in full sun and in rich soil that has had organic matter worked in. Cut the seed pods off the Fenugreek herb plant once they have ripened. Allow the seeds pods to finish drying in the sun and store the herb seeds in airtight containers.
SEEDS ARE NON-HYBRID, 100% ORGANIC, HEIRLOOM.
USDA Zones: 3 - 9
Height: 16 - 20 inches
Bloom Season: Late spring to early summer
Bloom Color: Yellow
Environment: Full sun
Soil Type: It will grow on a wide range of well drained soils
Average Germ Time: 7 - 14 days
Light Required: No
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 2 - 3 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
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