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Fenugreek collection and nutritional value

Fenugreek is one of the herbs that thrives in Greece, native with over 11 different species. You will find it under many greek names, while it thrives in the Mediterranean countries, in barren lands.

The appearance of the fenugreek is characteristic, as it looks very much like a clover. It is an annual plant, with leaves such as clover and white-yellow flowers, while the height can reach 40 to 60 cm.

The collection of the ground parts takes place in the summer months during the flowering period, from June to August while the plant is growing, while the harvest of the mature seeds takes place in September.

Trigonella seeds contain mucus, choline, volatile oil, protein, nutrients, phosphorus and lecithin. The plant contains steroidal saponins, alkaloids, vitamins A, B, C and minerals. The taste of the plant and the seeds are relatively bitter.

Read more about the cosmetic uses of fenugreek and the healing properties of fenugreek!

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