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Fenugreek

Helbeh

Leguminosae Trigonella foenum-graecum L.

Source: Magness et al. 1971


Fenugreek is widely but not extensively grown in many temperate climates, but sparingly in the U.S. The plant is an erect, unbranched, annual legume, with 3-pinnate leaves. Seeds are produced in pods, several per pod. The plant is grown for fodder in Mediterranean countries. Seeds are used as condiments in various foods, and in curries. Seeds are also used in stock feeds and human and livestock medicines.


Season, seeding to harvest: 3 to 4 months.

Production in U.S.: 50 acres reported on a single farm,1949 census. Nolater data.

Use: In food as condiment, livestock feed, and in medicines.

Part of Plant used: Seed only for food. Whole plant for feed.


Last update Monday, June 15, 1998 by aw