Growing Maple Fenugreek Indoors
Fenugreek is beautiful microgreen that's easy to grow. Contrary to popular belief, the plant is actually a legume. Used traditionally in Indian and Middle Eastern Cuisines, its distinct flavor gives dishes a unique edge.
In many countries in which malnutrition is rampant, the seeds are often used for weight gain. They are also an important source of diosgenin, which is widely used in the production of steroids (which probably accounts for the weight gain), sex hormones, oral contraceptives, and veterinary medicines.
Fenugreek is a galactagogue, a milk-producing agent believed to increase the production of breast milk in new mothers.
In addition to that, fenugreek is also commonly used to treat skin inflammation and diabetes, seen as a tonic, astringent, demulcent, expectorant, and emollient.
Bittersweet and grassy, fenugreek is most commonly used to flavor Indian and Sri Lankan curries, but are also found in Eastern Mediterranean cuisines.
Fenugreek sprouts are great as a snack, fresh-in-hand, added to sandwiches, salads, juiced with vegetables, mixed with potato salad and other root vegetables. Be careful with cooking fenugreek sprouts, though; they can quickly lose texture and integrity!