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Absorbs calories from fat, these soluble fibers also help to lower cholesterol and effectively nourish the body, due to its high protein content.
This spice strong in flavor (fenugreek is a small leguminous plant whose young leaves are eaten in salads and seeds as a spice) is not only an essential ingredient of many Indian dishes; It also has an indisputable effect on blood sugar. Supplements are sold for that purpose. According to recent studies, fenugreek has a similar action as insulin, hence its hypoglycemic effect.
The small yellow-brown seeds whose odor resembles that of celery, but whose flavor is more bitter, are rich in soluble fibers and thus allows athletes or too emaciated people to achieve a healthy weight by promoting an adequate musculature when avoiding unnecessary accumulation of fat in adipose tissue, indeed, fenugreek has this ability to absorb calories from fat. These soluble fibers also contribute to lowering cholesterol.
It nourishes the body efficiently, thanks to its protein content.
Among the oldest medicinal and culinary herbs cultivated in the history of humanity, fenugreek is very rich in iron in vitamins and in minerals salts. It also contains diosgenin (a raw material of DHEA), a natural substance very close to the hormones produced by the body of the woman.
Nowadays, the food industry uses it to mimic the maple flavor in some products.
Fenugreek seeds have long been used to induce uterine contractions and to facilitate childbirth. For safety reasons, pregnant women are advised not to exceed the usual doses of food, in order to avoid any risk of miscarriage or premature delivery.
The seeds go into the preparation of stews and curries, and give a special flavor to salads and fish dishes, especially when sprouted.
Here is how you can consume fenugreek :
In Africa, India and the Middle East, fenugreek is used in the production of aromatic spices such as Moroccan ras-el-hanout, Indian vadouvan, Indian curry or tandoori masala.
Fenugreek seeds can be purchased from organic food stores or bulk supermarkets. Prefer a small quantity, in order to preserve the most freshness of the seed.
Like all spices, fenugreek seeds are easily stored in a sealed container in a dry place away from light.
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