Ground Fenugreek

Ground Fenugreek
Ground Fenugreek
Ground Fenugreek Ground Fenugreek
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Fenugreek is native to the eastern Mediterranean and was cultivated in Egypt as early as 1,000 BC. From the bean family both Fenugreek's seeds and leaves seeds provide some culinary use.  The leaves of the Fenugreek plant are also called Methi and are dull green. Fenugreek is also known as Greek hayseed, goat's horn and Methi. The scientific name of Fenugreek is Trigonella foenum-graecumTrigonella is a latinized diminutive of the Greek word trigonon meaning "triangle". The Latin species name foenum graecum means "Greek hay" which refers to its eastern Mediterranean origin as well as to the intense hay like fragrance that is characteristic of dried fenugreek.

Fenugreek has a rich history and has been dated back to the early Roman Empire and has even been discovered in several Egyptian tombs. Grown like most grains this hay crop was originally popular with herds of cattle, goats and sheep. 

Fenugreek is now also grown in Argentina, France, Germany, Greece, India, Lebanon, Morocco, Pakistan and in the US. Our fenugreek is grown in India.

Fenugreek seeds are triangular in shape, caramel colored and they're rock hard. In order to release their flavor they must first be ground. In addition to Ground Fenugreek we also sell Fenugreek Seeds and the hard to find Fenugreek Leaves. Home cooks often dry roast the seeds before grinding them as lightly roasting them tends to mellow their flavor a bit while also removing some of their inherent bitterness. They may also be soaked for several hours and then ground (if you prefer to use them as a paste).  We grind our Ground Fenugreek weekly in small batches.

Unlike many spices that have a high volatile oil content (i.e. cumin, allspice, cardamom and peppercorns) Fenugreek seeds contain only minute quantities of essen¬tial oils. This allows for storing ground fenugreek (also sometimes called fenugreek powder) for a longer period without the flavor dissipating quickly.

Once ground the aroma is almost intoxicating and you'll notice a pungent, spiciness with undertones of butterscotch and sweet nuts. This is a spice where the flavor does not come close to matching the aroma. The taste is nutty and bittersweet. It has been described as similar to celery seed or lovage. Fenugreek seeds are rich in protein and have a hint of heat to them coming in at a 1-2 on the heat scale.

The culinary use of bitter flavors is a common theme found in cuisines all over the globe and the wide spread popularity of this bitter spice tends to surprise many Western cooks.  Fenugreek is especially popular in Armenian, Egyptian, Indian, Iranian, Saudi Arabian and Turkish cuisines.

Fenugreek is used in South Indian and Southeast Asian dals and fish curries. Indian vegetarians also consider this a central ingredient to flavor their chutneys, curries, fermented breads and sambars. In Iran the toasted seeds are added to salads. In Armenia they are paired with chile peppers and garlic to spice up beef dishes. In Greece the seeds are boiled and eaten with honey. Fenugreek is used to flavor flatbreads and sweets in Egypt. In this country Fenugreek is used in baked goods, icings, meat seasonings and soups.

Fenugreek is also a key ingredient in the spice blends of Indian Vindaloo Curry and Ethiopian Berbere.

Use Ground Fenugreek in fish curries, with root or green vegetables, lamb, legumes, potatoes, rice and tomatoes.

Fenugreek partners well cardamom, coriander, cumin, cinnamon, cloves, fennel seed, garlic, pepper, nigella and turmeric.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 tsp

Amount Per Serving


% Daily Value*

Total Fat0g0%

Saturated Fat0g0%

Trans Fat0g

Polyunsaturated Fat0g

Monounsaturated Fat0g



Total Carbohydrate2.0g1%

Dietary Fiber0.9g4%

Total Sugars0.0g

Added Sugars0g0%

Sugar Alcohol0.0g


Vitamin D0mcg0%




*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. These values were calculated and therefore are approximate. For more accuracy, testing is advised.

4.5 out of 5
10 total ratings.

Tigran T. (Verified buyer) 05/28/2021
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Joan T. (Verified buyer) 05/06/2019
ground fenugreek a very mild seasoning, good in rice,and grains. I remember fenugreek in Indian pickled mangos, and a taste that has never left me.

carlton b. (Verified buyer) 02/28/2019
best quality I took for one day and it took 4 days to stop smelling like maple syrup. excellent!!!!!

BIANCA C. (Verified buyer) 01/02/2019
Love all the Spices I ordered some spice and it was delivered fast, considering it was holiday season too. This company has everything you could want in spices. I will most def order again.

Thomas L. (Verified buyer) 12/31/2018
Fresh and Tasty Arrived very fresh. Adds a really great flavor to a variety of dishes.

Colleen (Verified buyer) 02/08/2018
Ground Fenugreek Thanks for a good item, quick shipping, and a great price.

Rathen (Verified buyer) 11/29/2016
Ground Fenugreek I need a reliable vendor for my ingredients. Spices, Inc. is that vendor. I use Ground Fenugreek in several of my products in my International Collection. Thank you Spices, Inc.

Marika (Verified buyer) 04/24/2013
Ground Fenugreek But figured I would need it soon, so bought some more. Then I smelled the Spices Inc. powder and threw away my bottle of Penzey's fenugreek; there was just no comparison.

William G. (Verified buyer) 03/29/2020
Seems like a quality product I have had no real experience with ground Fenugreek before, but recognize it from other spice blends I have bought over the years. This grind is fragrant and flavorful.

Frantz F. (Verified buyer) 09/15/2020
what I received is not that color, it more of a pale color what I received is not that color, it more of a pale color. I usually get darker fenugreek powder from other Stores