Also called “Greek hay,” fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) has aromatic, golden-brown seeds common to ancient and modern natural remedies. This medicinal plant was originally found in southern Europe, the Mediterranean, India, and parts of Asia.
Fenugreek leaves and seeds lend flavoring to Indian cuisine; the ground seeds are in the spice blend garam masala. The seeds taste bitter when raw, but mellow out when cooked. People have described its flavor as a mix of maple syrup, brown sugar, and celery.
As a nutritional supplement, you can buy fenugreek as a capsule, liquid extract, or tea form. Supplements provide a higher concentration of nutrients, whereas when cooking with fenugreek seed or powder, you will get lower amounts of the beneficial plant compounds. (global-healing)