Fenugreek is a native to India and southern Europe. It has high nutritional content and is mainly used for preparing various cuisines, curries, pickles & chutneys. Fenugreek is popularly known as “Methi” and is useful in curing number of ailments and ensures healthy metabolism too. The six fundamental tastes sweet, sour, salty, astringent, bitter and hot, advocated by ayurveda balances our diet for best possible health and nourishment and a very easy way to get that very bitter taste in our diet is to use fenugreek seeds in our foods. Many chutneys and pickles incorporate it and it gives a tangy aroma to vegetables.
- Fenugreek may help with numerous digestive problems, such as upset stomach, constipation and inflammation of the stomach, helps reduce menstrual discomfort.
- Due to the presence of galactomannan, fenugreek plays a key role in maintain your heart health. It also contains high amount of potassium that counters the action of sodium to help control heart rate and blood pressure.
- Include fenugreek in your weight loss diet by chewing soaked methi seeds in the morning on an empty stomach. The natural soluble fibre in the fenugreek can swell and fill the stomach thereby suppressing your appetite and aiding your weight loss goals.
The major states growing fenugreek in India are Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Punjab.