Fenugreek is small stony seed from the pod of a bean-like plant. These seeds are hard, yellowish brown and angular. Some are oblong, some rhombic, other virtually cubic. They are available whole and dried, or as a dull yellow powder ground from the roasted seeds as dry roasting enhance the flavor and reduces the bitterness. Fenugreek is an ancient spice and is mostly used in Middle East, Northern- Eastern Africa and India, especially for pickles. In India, its fresh leaves are eaten as a tasty vegetable, which is prepared like spinach. Fenugreek is exported in whole & powder form .
The major producing sates of fenugreek seeds in India are Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh & TamilNadu .The harvesting season for fenugreek seeds is from February to April.