Fenugreek seeds. Super seed! The petite fenugreek plant produces small, golden, irregularly shaped seeds that have a sharp, spicy aroma and bittersweet flavour. Once roasted, the seeds taste a little likeCumin: mildly nutty with a burnt caramelised element. Fenugreek seeds are used whole or ground but must be used sparingly to avoid the dish becoming too bitter. See also Fenugreek Leaves
There is some evidence suggesting that fenugreek seeds may act as an anti-inflammatory agent for those with arthritis, and can help control blood sugar in diabetics. It's even recommended during lactation to increase milk supply. A super seed indeed!
Country Of Origin
Product of India
Store in a cool dry area away from direct sunlight
How To Use
They are a staple in vindaloo curries, as well as mayonnaise, and add flavouring to artificial maple syrup. The seeds can also be used to make a tea.