Fenugreek, the heartiest of all sprouts, yields a medicinal gel that helps combat diabetes, digestive disorders, asthma, allergies, and even body odor. Used as a spice in Indian food and as a digestive aid by Americans, fenugreek is a very fragrant, super nutritious sprout. (Fenugreek shoots are shown in the photo above, and smaller fenugreek sprouts are shown below).
“Reducing the sugar level of the blood, Fenugreek is used for treating diabetes in conjunction with insulin. It also lowers blood pressure. It relieves congestion, reduces inflammation and fights infection. Fenugreek contains natural expectorant properties ideal for treating sinus and lung congestion, and loosens and removes excess mucus and phlegm. Fenugreek is also an excellent source of selenium, an anti-radiant which helps the body utilize oxygen. Fenugreek is a natural source of iron, silicon, sodium and thiamine. Fenugreek contains mucilagins which are known for soothing and relaxing inflamed tissues. Fenugreek stimulates the production of mucosal fluids helping remove allergens and toxins from the respiratory tract. Acting as an expectorant, Fenugreek alleviates coughing, stimulates perspiration to reduce fevers, and is beneficial for treating allergies, bronchitis and congestion. In the East, beverages are made from the seed to ease stomach trouble. The chemical make-up is curiously similar to cod liver oil, for which a decoction of the seed is sometimes used as a substitute. Many other properties are ascribed to it in India and the East and not surprisingly include aphrodisiac.” (The Epicentre. 2003).
Fenugreek is great for general breast health, including helping to prevent breast cancer and also increasing breast feeding mother’s milk. In fact, certain studies have associated fenugreek with increases in milk production of as much as 900%. Men please don’t worry- there is no evidence that men who eat moderate amounts of phytoestrogens experience any feminizing effects. In fact, recent studies have suggested that typical Asian diets, which have always been much higher in these substances than Western diets, appear to be associated with a significantly lower risk of prostate and colon cancer, as well as a reduced incidence of heart disease and osteoporosis. Phytoestrogens, natural plant compounds which have a similarity to human estrogens, help the body restore its hormonal balance by acting as both agonists and antagonists.
We enjoy fenugreek shoots (grown for 7-10 days in soil) in a simple delicious green salad that includes cucumber, spinach, green peppers, and shallots. Another variation of a fenugreek salad is shown in the photo above and includes beets, carrots, celery, red onion, avocado, and radish sprouts. As with sunflower greens, we are proud to offer fenugreek shoots grown for you on demand and delivered the very same day that they are harvested. We also provide you with organic seeds so that you may easily grow small sprouts yourself in just a few days using our sprouting kit.
Vitamins A, B, C, E,
Choline (a fat controller),
Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, Silicon
Fiber (high level of soluble fiber),
Traditionally Used for:
- Digestive aid
- Blood pressure
- Breast milk
- Weight loss
- Painful menstruation