Organic Maple Fenugreek seeds perfected for indoor growing. Grows four flats of Maple Fenugreek microgreens.
Our seeds are non-GMO, rigorously tested to ensure that they exceed sanitation and contamination standards, and the varieties we offer are carefully and specifically selected for Urban Cultivator appliances.
Fenugreek, or faenugraecum in Latin, which means "Greek hay" as the dried plant was used as fodder, is a plant that's part of the pea family.
Every stage of the fenugreek plant is used. Its seeds are often used in Indian cuisine for pickles, daals, spice mixes, and vegetable dishes.
Fenugreek's leaves are present in cuisines all over the world, from curries to salads (when in their microgreen form) to pita breads to Turkish pastes called "Çemen."
While both the seeds and leaves are edible, they have very different physical properties. The seeds resemble corn kernels and are hard, and the leaves are flat and looks like mint. Both, however, smell syrupy sweet, but taste like burnt sugar.
Fenugreek is also used for dying textiles, and some even roast and grind fenugreek to make coffee. One unexpected usage? Ancient Egyptians used fenugreek in their embalming ceremonies because its sweet odour can change that of urine and sweat through prolonged ingestion!