Also Called Trigonella foenum-graecum. Trigonella is a Latin byname of Greek trígonon "triangle" and refers to the small, three- cornered flowers.
Middle East, Northern- Eastern Africa and India
Traditional Ethnic Uses
Fenugreek is an ancient spice and is mostly used in pickles. Dry roasting enhances the flavor and reduces the bitterness of this spice. In Egyptian papyri this spice finds its mention as of the plant necessary for the mummification process and as food, medicine and an embalming agent.
Taste and Aroma
Fenugreek has a strong, pleasant and a peculiar odor, Indians like the fresh leaves, which are eaten as tasty vegetable and prepared like spinach and sometimes found in Indian yeast bread.