Dieters Choice- Methi

Dieters Choice- Methi
The seeds and leaves of methi (fenugreek) are readily available and widely used in Indian Kitchen. They have a strong aroma and a bitter taste. But when used in small quantities they impart flavor to your food. Fenugreek or methi leaves are very rich in vitamins and minerals and they get easily absorbed by the body.  It also contains calcium, potassium, iron and dietary fiber in its naturally occurring form as in other vegetable. The availability of vitamin K is as good as spinach. Fenugreek leaves alleviate arthritis condition and rheumatism. Being a rich source of iron, fenugreek leaves are very useful in treating anemic condition.
Fenugreek seeds also very good source of dietary fiber and it contains “non-starch polysaccharides”, a very important ingredient for the control of cholesterol and other toxin. Fenugreek contain choline, which calms the PMS and symptoms of menopause. The presence of 4-hydroxy isolucine promotes insulin formation, thereby it controls the diabetes. It was found to be very useful in the treatment of kidney problem, mouth ulcer, and cancer. It was also found to be very use to help milk flow in breast feeding mothers.
 
Did you know?
 
The Botanical name of fenugreek is trigonella foenum-graecum.
Fenugreek is one of the oldest cultivated medicinal plants native to southern Europe and Asia.
 
Nutritive value of fenugreek seed per 20g:
 Calories- 71 kcal
 Carbs – 18 g
 Protein – 3 g
 Fat – 1g
 
Nutritive value for 100g of fresh fenugreek leaves:
Calories – 49kcal
Carbs – 6g
Protein- 4g
Fat – 1g

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