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Fenugreek

Fenugreek, popularly known as methi in several regions of India, is extensively used both as a condiment and a herb.

Having originated in Asia and Mediterranean regions, it is greatly valued in  India, Egypt, Greece and Italy for its flavouring and medicinal properties. In India, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab are the leading states involved in fenugreek cultivation.

Shimla Hills: Supplying Premium Quality Fenugreek Seeds in India

Shimla Hills stands for quality and has been engaged in the production of healthy fenugreek seeds. Fenugreek Seeds are also one of the most favorite spices and herbs of Indian cuisine.

The dried leaves can be used to give lip smacking flavour to curries and the fresh leaves teamed with other vegetables make delicious preparations.Shimla Hills, a quality supplier of fenugreek seeds in India, offers these caramel to light yellow seeds which not only enhances the taste of the food but also boost the health.

Fenugreek Health Benefits

Historically, fenugreek seeds had found medicinal use much earlier than as a flavouring condiment. There are several health benefits of fenugreek seeds as they are rich in vitamin C and have high protein content.  

Fenugreek seeds help in reducing cholesterol by preventing stiffening of arteries and also aid in weight loss. It functions both as a  preventive medicine for diabetes and also helps control sugar level. Fenugreek benefits those suffering from tuberculosis and relieves from chronic cough as well.

Many experts advise individuals suffering from hairfall to consume fenugreek seeds. It also keeps several stomach ailments away such as gastritis and constipation.

Packaging of Fenugreek Seeds

Shimla Hills understands that packaged fenugreek seeds should stay free from mould growth and musty odour that could be caused due to uncontrolled moisture content. It promises to deliver quality and thus emphasizes on packaging these seeds into  P.P. bags followed by jute bags.

This robust herb has light green leaves, is 30-60 cms 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. 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. The herb is a characteristic ingredient in some curries and chutneys and the fenugreek extract is used to make imitation maple syrup. Owing to its high nutritive contents, it is an important ingredient used in vegetable and dal dishes consumed in India.

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Single Strength Specification:

General characteristics :
Fenugreek seeds shall:

Be the dried mature seeds of the plant botanically known as (Trigonella foenum graecum L.);

Be free from mould, live insects, any harmful foreign matter and musty odour;

Generally conform to the characteristic size, shape, taste, colour and aroma of the variety / type.

Specification for Fennugreek Seeds (HS CODE: 09109912) :

PARAMETERS VALUE

Type

Machine Cleaned / Machine cleaned Sortexed

Purity

97% / 98% / 99%

Odour

Celery and bitter

Color

Caramel to light yellow

Moisture

5% to 7% max

Green Seeds

2% max

Total Ash

10% Max

Acid insoluble Ash

1.25% Max

Flavor

Aromatic sweet

Salmonella

Absent/25 gms

   

Packaging:

Type of Bags Quantity
P. P. Bag 55.12 lb / 25 kg or 110.23 lb / 50 kg
Jute Bag 110.23 lb / 50 kg
   

Loadability :

Type of Container  
20 Feet 20 - 21 Metric Ton
40 Feet 26 Metric Ton

Uses :

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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