Trigonella foenum-graecum

Milled fenugreek seeds are an ingredient in some curry powder blends.

Fenugreek sprouts
The seeds of Fenugreek germinate quickly, already after 2 days the sprouts can be eaten.
  1. Botanical name: Trigonella foenum-graecum
  2. Popular name(s): Fenugreek, Greek Clover, Greek Hay
  3. Family: Fabaceae
  4. Origin: The wild type is native to Eastern Europe and some Asian regions (source). As cultivated plants, fenugreek also reached other regions and became native there.
  5. Height: Trigonella foenum-graecum is a perennial plant and can reach heights of 30 to 80 centimeters.
  6. Edible: The seeds can be used in a spice grinder. Sprouts taste best fresh, 2 to 5 days after germination, they have that special spicy fenugreek aroma. The more they develop into microgreens, the more bitter they become.
Fenugreek microgreens
Fenugreek microgreens can be harvested after one week.
Fenugreek seeds, sprouts and microgreens.
Salad with fenugreek sprouts
Salad of carrot, beetroot, parsnip and fenugreek sprouts.

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