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Fenugreek seeds

Fenugreek is an herb used in making medicines. It is a very common ingredient in Indian dishes and often taken as a food supplement. Fenugreek is an interesting herb with various uses and has many potential health benefits.

1 tablespoon of fenugreek seeds contain:

  • Fiber: 3 grams
  • Protein: 3 grams
  • Carbs: 6 grams
  • Fat: 1 gram
  • Iron: 20% of the Daily Value (DV)
  • Manganese: 7% of the DV
  • Magnesium: 5% of the DV

Health Benefits:

  1. Breast milk is the best source of nutrition for a baby’s development. However, some mothers may struggle to produce sufficient amounts. While prescription drugs are commonly used to boost breast milk production, some researches suggest that fenugreek may be a safe and natural alternative.
  2. Fenugreek seed play role in blood sugar control and the treatment of type 1 and 2 diabetes. Fenugreek seed help in aid metabolic conditions, such as diabetes. It seems to affect both types 1 and 2 diabetes, along with increasing general carbohydrate tolerance in people without these conditions.
  3. Few studies have been shown that fenugreek seeds can control appetite.
  4. Fenugreek seeds can lower down the cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

How to eat Fenugreek:

  • Fenugreek used as masala in vegetable curry, egg curry, meat curry to increase the taste and flavor.
  • It can be used in salads too.


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