• Seeds - Spice
  • Leaves, dried - Herb
  • Leaves, fresh - vegetable

Most common - Fenugreek seeds

Ground or whole, roasting reduces bitter taste

  • Dal
  • pickles
  • spice mixes
  • sambar powder
  • vegetable dishes

Fenugreek allergic reactions:

  • gas
  • bloated
  • diarrhea
  • body odor
  • acid reflux
  • blood sugars spike and crash

Why fenugreek seeds are bad?

Lipid problems

  • dry, itchy skin
  • clogs membranes
  • puffy, swollen body
  • elevated triglyceride

Nitrogen problems

  • lysine amino acid
  • loss of nitric oxide
  • lowers immune system
  • increases injuries
  • erectile problems
  • blocks arginine
  • slows repairs

Omega-6, inflammation

  • nut oil
  • seed oil
  • linoleic acid
  • Omega-6 oils
    • poppy seeds
    • sunflower
    • safflower
    • soybean
    • peanuts
    • corn
  • hair loss
  • dry scaly skin
  • poor wound healing

Anti-hormone

phyto-estrogen

  • imitation estrogen
  • irregular menstruation
  • female infertility
  • breast cancer
  • severe mood swings
  • male infertility, ED
  • muscle degeneration
  • male breasts
  • physical size reduction
  • loss of male voice pitch

Anti-nutrient, toxins

Saponin

  • anti-nutrient
  • deters animals
  • steroid derivative
  • alkaloid plant toxin

polyphenols, gallic acid

Sotolon

  • odor from mushroom
  • odor of raw sugar cane
  • Soto, Japanese, "raw sugar"
  • artificial maple syrup taste, smell
  • fruiting mushroom <lactarius helvus>
  • "Candy Cap" mushroom
  • smell and taste:
    • curry
    • camphor
    • maple syrup
    • fenugreek
    • burnt sugar
    • Maggi┬« Cube, Noodles, Sauce
  • alkaloid, like-opium, heroin, morphine