Fenugreek Seeds 200g
Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) is an annual plant in the Fabaceae family. Its seeds and its leaves are common ingredients in dishes from South and Central Asia. Fenugreek has a long history of use in ancient Egypt, mixed in with maize to make pita-like bread. Fenugreek’s flavour is described as, somewhat sweet and slightly bitter, with an earthy background. It is an essential ingredient in curry powder and Chinese five spice mixes.
HOW TO USE
Fenugreek has an unusual flavour, sweet and nutty with a slightly bitter background. These seeds add a delicious, warm ‘burnt sugar’ note to spice mixes and hotpots. When raw or overcooked, fenugreek seeds can be a little too bitter. To avoid this, they can be gently dry-roasted over very low heat. Fenugreek seeds can be used whole or ground, and are traditionally added to curries, soups, cured meats, pickles, chutney and pita bread. They are delicious with sauted greens, especially spinach or cabbage. These seeds can be steeped in hot water to make a herbal infusion, or added to other herbal tea blends.
Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight. Refrigeration recommended in warm climates.
Up to 18 months when stored as above.
See Best Before date.