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Kasuri Methi 

Kasuri Methi is the dried leaves of the fenugreek plant.
The dried leaves are used as an herb. Bitter foods that help us in controlling our appetite and this is a tasteful way of adding the bitter taste to our diet. This herb is used as a spice in Indian curries and its strong aroma is the aroma that will titillate our taste buds.

Culinary Uses:

1.Kasuri Methi leaves are generally used as a condiment for flavoring and giving special delicious taste.   

2.Steaming is considered the best method of cooking leaves; in this the vitamins are retained and the vegetable become palatable. 

3.The dried leaves can be composed to pulses for their protein content. 

4.Kasuri Methi leaves is an important ingredient of curry powder and juicy and fry vegetables

5.Cook with starchy or root vegetables like carrots, yams or potatoes. 

6.Add to chapatti dough to make Indian flat breads especially Methi Paratha - very popular at Indian restaurants

7.Add 1 teaspoon of leaves to curries, as a spice, along with tomatoes. 

8.Popular in the handi cooking/curries of India.

9.It can also be roasted and crushed or powdered and in used to make subzis. 

Health Benefits of 
kasuri Methi:

Fenugreek leaves and seeds are rich in iron and as such very effective in treating anemia.

The dried leaves (kasuri methi) are rich in protein and are comparable to lentils. The seeds are rich in minerals and vitamins such as calcium, phosphorus, iron, and vitamin C, and also contain some vitamin B-Complex. 

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Nutrition Data for Spices, fenugreek seed (02019)

NutrientNutrient value per 100 gm1 tsp1 tbsp
Water8.84 g0.32708 g0.98124 g
Energy323 kcal11.951 kcal35.853 kcal
Protein23 g0.851 g2.553 g
Total lipid (fat)6.41 g0.23717 g0.71151 g
Carbohydrate, by difference58.35 g2.15895 g6.47685 g
Fiber, total dietary24.6 g0.9102 g2.7306 g
NutrientNutrient value per 100 gm1 tsp1 tbsp
Calcium, Ca176 mg6.512 mg19.536 mg
Iron, Fe33.53 mg1.24061 mg3.72183 mg
Magnesium, Mg191 mg7.067 mg21.201 mg
Phosphorus, P296 mg10.952 mg32.856 mg
Potassium, K770 mg28.49 mg85.47 mg
Sodium, Na67 mg2.479 mg7.437 mg
Zinc, Zn2.5 mg0.0925 mg0.2775 mg
NutrientNutrient value per 100 gm1 tsp1 tbsp
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid3 mg0.111 mg0.333 mg
Thiamin0.322 mg0.011914 mg0.035742 mg
Riboflavin0.366 mg0.013542 mg0.040626 mg
Niacin1.64 mg0.06068 mg0.18204 mg
Vitamin B-60.6 mg0.0222 mg0.0666 mg
Folate, DFE57 µg2.109 µg6.327 µg
Vitamin B-120 µg0 µg0 µg
Vitamin A, RAE3 µg0.111 µg0.333 µg
Vitamin A, IU60 IU2.22 IU6.66 IU
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)0 µg0 µg0 µg
Vitamin D0 IU0 IU0 IU
NutrientNutrient value per 100 gm1 tsp1 tbsp
Fatty acids, total saturated1.46 g0.05402 g0.16206 g
Cholesterol0 mg0 mg0 mg
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. 2013. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 26. Nutrient Data Laboratory Home Page
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