Hybrid Fenugreek Seeds

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Indian Fenugreek

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Fenugreek, an indian spice is a slender annual herb of the pea family (Fabaceae). It was used by the ancient Egyptians and is mentioned in medical writings in their tombs. The Romans grew it as fodder for their cattles. Historically, the main usage of fenugreek seeds was medicinal rather than as a labour. The botanical name trigonella refers to the angular seeds and foenum graecum translates as 'Greek hay', which explains its use as cattle feeds.

This robust herb has light green leaves, is 30-60 cm tall and produces slender, beaked pods, 10-15 cm long, each pod contains 10-20 small hard yellowish brown seeds, which are smooth and oblong, about 3mm long, each grooved across one corner, giving them a hooked appearance. Fenugreek whole is a native of South Eastern Europe and West Asia, now cultivated in India, Argentina, Egypt and Mediterranean countries (Southern France, Morocco and Lebanon).

In India it is grown extensively in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Punjab. It is a cold season crop and is fairly tolerant to frost and very low temperature. It is best suited to tracts of moderate to low rainfall and is sown in all types of soil but perform better in loam and clayey loam with proper drainage. It can also be grown on black cotton soils.

Growing fenugreek is during October and February and is grown in Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. 

Botanical Name : Trigonella foenum-graecum L.
Family Name : Fabaceae
Commercial Part : Fruit

Spanish : Alholva

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Italian :

Fieno Greco

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Chinese :

k'u - Tou
Japanese : Koroha

General characteristics: 
Fenugreek seeds shall:
1. Be the dried mature seeds of the plant botanically known as (Trigonella foenum graecum L.); 
2. Be free from mould, live insects, any harmful foreign matter and musty odour; 
3. Generally conform to the characteristic size, shape, taste, colour and aroma of the variety / type.

Type of Bags


P. P. Bag

55.12 lb / 25 kg or 110.23 lb / 50 kg

Jute Bag

110.23 lb / 50 kg

Type of Container


20 Feet

20 -21 Metric Tonne

40 Feet

26 Metric Tonne

Specification for Fennugreek Seeds
(HS CODE: 09109912)

Machine Cleaned / Machine cleaned Sortexed


97% /98%/ 99%


Celery and bitter


Caramel to light yellow


5% to 7% max

Green Seeds:

2% max

Total ASH:

10% max

Acid insuluble ASH:

1.25% max


Aromatic sweet


Absent/25 gms

The herb is a characteristic ingredient in some curries and chutneys and the fenugreek extract is used to make imitation maple syrup. Because of its high nutritive contents, it is an important ingredient in vegetable and dhal dishes eaten in India. In India, young fenugreek plants are used as a pot herb. The leaves are widely used, fresh or dried, in Indian cooking and are often combined with vegetables. Fenugreek seeds are used in a wide range of home-made or commercial curry powders. In northern Africa the plants are used for fodder.
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