Fenugreek Seeds

Fenugreek Seeds - Raw Planet - Organic

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Fenugreek is an ancient spice popular in Middle Eastern & African cooking  frequently used in the preparation of pickles, curry powders and pastes. Fenugreek sprouts compliment light meals at any time of the year. The strong bitter taste gives a distinctive flavour to salads, Asian cuisine and many other dishes. Fenugreek sprouts are an excellent source of essential nutrients and contribute to healthy, balanced nutrition.

It helps balance blood sugar levels & contains choline which aids the thinking process. It has also been employed against bronchitis, fevers, sore throats, wounds, swollen glands, skin irritations, diabetes, ulcers & in the treatment of cancer. Fenugreek has been used to promote lactation & as an aphrodisiac, & has also been the focus of several studies concerning the treatment of diabetes.  It also aids in balancing hormone levels, treating PMS & menopause, and its antioxidants slow aging and help prevent disease.
Fenugreek is simple to use and easy to grow and best of all you always have a supply of fresh energy-giving food at hand. There are all sorts of ways you can enjoy sprouts; they are wonderful in salads, they can be easily juiced or if you like added to a smoothie. Better still just eat them by the handful!

While Fenugreek is considered the finest herb for enhancing feminine beauty it also aids in sexual stimulation, balances blood sugar levels and contains choline which aids the thinking process. Fenugreek has been the focus of several studies concerning the treatment of diabetes and the prevention of breast cancer. Its ability to balance hormone levels aids in treating PMS and menopause. Its antioxidants slow aging and help prevent disease.

The plant has also been employed against bronchitis, fevers, sore throats, wounds swollen glands, skin irritations, diabetes, ulcers and in the treatment of cancer. Fenugreek has been used to promote lactation and as an aphrodisiac.

Fenugreek contains an amino acid called 4-hydroxyisoleucine, which appears to increase the body’s production of insulin when blood sugar levels are high. Higher insulin production may decrease the amounts of sugar that stay in the blood for many individuals. In some studies of animals and humans with both diabetes and high cholesterol levels, fenugreek lowered cholesterol levels as well as blood sugar levels.

Some of the benefits of including sprouts in your diet through using your own sprouter include:
   - helping the body’s repair and rebuilding work
   - helping the body maintain the correct acid-alkaline balance
   - assisting in the removal of toxins
   - boosting energy
   - strengthening the immune system

How to use:
Sprouting:

Before sprouting, rinse Fenugreek seeds thoroughly in fresh water then soak for a minimum 5 hours, maximum 12 hours. For best results sow seeds thinly.

Seeds for 1 cup of seedlings

Soaking time (in hours)

Ideal sprouting Temperature

Rinses per day

Sprouts ready to eat (in approx days)

1.5 tbsp

5 hours

18-22?C

Twice

2-3days*

Consume when desired with meals.

When seeds are ready to harvest pull required amount from tray to add to your meal, or remove all shoots and store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Start growing more live shoots and sprouts.

Store ungerminated seeds in a cool dry place.

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size: 11g - 1 tblespn

  Average Qty

Average Qty

 

per serve

per 100g

Energy

36kcal

323kcal

Total Fat

0.71g

6.41g

Saturated Fat

0.162g

1.46g

Chloresterol

0g

0g

Protein

2.55g

23g

Total Carbohydrates

6.48g

58.35g

Dietary Fiber

2.7g

24.6g

Sodium

7mg

67mg

Potassium

85mg

770mg

Calcium

20mg

176mg

Iron

3.72mg

33.53mg

Magnesium

21mg

191mg

Zinc

0.28mg

2.5mg

Vitamin A

7IU

60IU

Vitamin C

0.3mg

3mg

Riboflavin

0.041mg

0.366mg

Vitamin B-6

0.067

0.6mg