Fenugreek seed is the ripe fruit of an annual herb. This robust herb has light green leaves, is 30-60 cm 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.
Indian name for Fenugreek:
Hindi : Methe Bengali : Methe Gujarati : Methe Kannada : Menthya Malayalam : Ventayan, Uluva Marathi : Methe Oriya : Methe Punjabi : Methe Sanskrit : Methe Tamil : Vendayam or Venthiyam Telugu : Mentulu or Menthulu Urdu : Methe
Foreign name for Fenugreek:
Spanish : Alholva French : Fenugrec German : Bockshorklee Swedish : Bockshornklee Arabic : Hulba Dutch : Fenegriek Italian : Fieno Greco Portuguese : Alforva Russian : Pazhitnik Japanese : Koroha Chinese : K'u - Tou
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