Fenugreek Seeds are used in many Indian dishes for their sweet, nutty flavor and impressive nutritional profile. Fenugreek contains fiber and minerals, including iron and magnesium, and is often used for balancing hormone conditions, treating menstrual cramps and reducing cholesterol. For thousand of years fenugreek has been use in alternative and Chinese medicine to treat skin conditions and many other diseases. Because of its natural phytoestrogens, women can use fenugreek tea for smoother, younger looking skin, thicker hair growth, and even to enhance their figures naturally. For culinary use, the best way to experience the flavor of fenugreek is to toast the seeds over medium heat in a dry pan before adding them to soups, curries, sauces and more. Fenugreek's flavor blends particularly well with a touch of lemon juice.
-Brew a teaspoon of these seeds in to a cup of hot water for five minutes, add a splash of lemon, and enjoy the health and beauty benefits
-Make an easy, heart healthy meal by placing a piece of salmon (or your favorite fish) on a bed of asparagus, then seasoning with olive oil, salt, pepper, crushed fenugreek and a generous splash of lemon. Wrap the packet of fish and vegetables up in aluminum foil and bake at 375 degrees for about 17 minutes. You can tell you salmon is ready when its layers begin to flake.