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Fenugreek has the same odor as celery but a more bitter flavor. Popular as a tisane (tea), it is also used in many African dishes. It constitutes one of the main ingredients of curries and is the base of artificial maple flavor.

Trigonella-Foenum graeca, which grows to 1 to 2 feet, needs well drained loam.


An interesting beverage with the fresh or dried leaves.

1/2 to 1 Tablespoon of fresh fenugreek
1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon dried

Steep 3 to 10 minutes in water bruoght to a rolling boil.

Serve with lemon or honey.

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