I just restarted the production of fenugreek sprouted seeds from my Italian supplier Bavicchi, with the Easygreen. Seeds are available in bags of 300g / bags of 5kgs.
Fenugreek is a sprouted seed with a spicy taste reminding the curry. Ideal fortifier for people in anemic convalescence, this seed also stimulates the feeling of hunger and acts as an anabolic by improving the assimilation of nutrients and in particular proteins due to its richness in mucilage.
Fenugreek is well known for its digestive, tonic, restorative, anti-inflammatory virtues. It is used by young mothers who are breastfeeding for its galactogogue effects.
Dr. Brian Clement, from Hippocrate Institute of Health, recommends them in order to lower the blood sugar level in some diabetes through the regulation of pancreatic secretions.
The seeds can be eaten between 2 and 4 days after germination, it will fragrance pleasantly many dishes instead of cumin or curry.
Funny anecdote, sweat smells slightly fenugreek a few hours after its consumption!
The new fenugreek has arrived!
I was asked this morning about the properties of fenugreek, one of my favourite seeds. There is little information in French. Here is a translation of a summary I found. In short, it is good for everything, and when it is eaten, the sweat smells curry!
1. Nutritional treasure
The fenugreek in all its forms is a treasure of medicinal properties. It is rich in C vitamin, proteins, fibers, niacin, potassium, iron and alkaloids. It is also rich in diosgenin which has similar properties to estrogen and steroidal saponins.
2. Fenugreek sprouts for diabetes control
The benefits of the consumption of fenugreek sprouted seeds by people with diabetes are amazing. Fenugreek has properties enabling it to stimulate the production of insulin in the body in order to neutralize high levels of sugar in the blood. Researches on patients with type 2 diabetes consuming germinated seeds of fenugreek showed a much lower blood sugar level with a daily intake of fenugreek for 24 weeks. Fenugreek is a rich source of amino acids, which efficiently induces the production of insulin. (source: http://www.encognitive.com/node/14856)
3. Fenugreek for weight loss:
The research shows that the consumption of sprouted seeds of fenugreek can also help you to loose weight. Rich in a polysaccharide called galactomannan, it gives a sense of satiety. Fenugreek contains about 75% soluble fibers, which also simulates the satiety.
4. Germinated seeds of fenugreek and the heart
Fenugreek is known to have cardiovascular benefits and studies have shown that people who consume fenugreek on a daily basis have lower levels of cholesterol and the risk of heart attack is lowered. It also controls the levels of the triglycerides deposits in the blood, responsible for cardiovascular complications. It is an efficient source of potassium that regulates the levels of sodium as well as heart rate and blood pressure.
5. Anti-viral properties
Fenugreek is known to have anti-viral properties contributing effectively to relieve the symptoms of a cold and sore throat and is also effective in their prevention.
6. Rich in antioxidants:
Sprouted seeds of fenugreek are rich in antioxidants that fight free radicals in our body creating a lot of damage to our cells thus can also prevent certain cancers.
7. Sprouted seeds of fenugreek for digestion:
According to Indian traditional medicine, fenugreek has long been used to aid digestion and to treat gas, flatulence, and diarrhea.
8. Relieve premenstrual syndrome and menopause symptoms:
Fenugreek helps to regulate menstrual cycles and relieve the discomfort, hot flashes and mood fluctuations that are common symptoms of premenstrual syndrome and menopause.
9 Facilitate childbirth
Fenugreek has been known to induce and facilitate childbirth due to its ability to stimulate uterine contractions and is also known to reduce labor pains. However, eating too large amounts during pregnancy could prove to be harmful.
10. Promotes breastfeeding
Fenugreek is a galactagogue which stimulates the production of milk and the nursing mothers in India consume daily it as it is well known that fenugreek stimulates the production of milk.
11. Germinated seeds of fenugreek for sexual health:
In the ancient medicinal tradition of Ayurveda, fenugreek has long been known to stimulate the libido and sexual performance. Recent researches confirm this fact.
12. Fight against skin aging
Being a rich source of antioxidants, the fenugreek in sprouted seeds can delay the signs of skin aging such as wrinkles, crow's feet, fine lines and pigmentation.
13. A smooth skin and no spots
Consuming fenugreek sprouts is known to "cool" the digestive system and relieve constipation which is often the source of acne and pimples and thus helps to get a smooth skin without blemishes.
14. Fight against hair loss, dandruff and dull hair:
The consumption of fenugreek sprouted seeds is an effective way to combat hair loss because it is rich in antioxidants that fight against free radicals responsible for cell damage, the main cause of hair loss. These sprouted seeds are extremely effective to nourish hair roots and combat the follicular problems because they contain hormones antecedents promoting hair growth. They also contain proteins and nicotinic acid, which, when consumed in fair proportions, stimulates hair follicles and the growth of damaged repairs. The lecithin in fenugreek is effective against dandruff and dull hair.