Health Benefits And Usage Of Fenugreek Seeds

Fenugreek seeds have been in the world for thousands of years. Its first use dates back to 4000 B.C. in the Middle East region of Asia. Fenugreek is a plant with multifarious uses. Its leaves are consumed as vegetable in southern Asia and its seeds are used as spices in culinary dishes in some parts of the world. Today it is not hard to get fenugreek seeds as supermarkets and grocery stores in every corner of the world sell packed fenugreek seeds.

Fenugreek Seeds

However, it is also possible to buy bulk quantity of fenugreek seeds directly from farmers. Fenugreek plants grow all over the world quite easily and the seeds are used to serve a number of purposes. Fenugreek seed is a common ingredient in Indian cuisines. There are a number of Indian dishes that are prepared with fenugreek seeds forming a major part of the content. Fenugreek seeds are now available all over the world in packaged forms.

fenugreek seeds

Fenugreek seeds are also considered to have some medicinal values as they are reported to take active part in the reduction of glucose level and enhancing the glucose tolerance thus reining the diabetes problem in human body. Moreover, these seeds also help increase the production of milk in nursing mothers. The seeds are rich in nutritional content and can prove to be a healthy meal for those who lack adequate nutrition. Packed fenugreek seeds are easily available in several online stores. However, it is always important to check the date of packing before making a purchase.

Basmati Rice Forms Some Sumptuous Delicacies

Traditionally grown in South Asia, Basmati Rice is a variety of long grain rice which is mainly used in various cuisines of India and Pakistan. This particular variety of rice is mainly known for its rich flavor and aroma and is one of the primary crops to be exported from the Indian Subcontinent. Apart from the flavor and smell this particular rice has lots of nutritional benefits which are as follows.

Basmati Rice

Nutritional Benefits
  • The primary fact which needs to be considered while calculating the nutritional value of Basmati Rice is that it has a high calorific value. Like 200 gram of cooked rice contains more than 200 calories and thus is a great source of instant energy.
  • Carbohydrates and protein content of this particular rice is also high in case of many varieties if rice. Like the very popular 11- 21 rice have high carbohydrate content like 200 g of cooked rice contain 45g of carbohydrate and 4 gram of protein.
  • Another nutritional benefit that makes it more popular and healthy is its low fat content. Less than one gram of fat is present in 200 gram of the rice. Also this particular rice is absolutely cholesterol free.
  • Basmati Rice is rich in vitamins like thiamine and niacin. These vitamins is very useful for the human body as they help in keeping the heart, digestive systems and nervous systems healthy.
So in short it can easily be said that this particular rice is a staple food with high nutritive value.


Cooking Secrets

For all those who love to cook this particular types of rice is one of the favorite ingredients as it has a wide lot of cooking secrets which are as follows
  • The grain of rice are usually long and they lengthen more while cooking as tasting delicious
  • For nearly 30 minutes, this rice has to be washed properly and soaked in cold water as the starch content is relatively high.
  • Usually a pinch of salt is added with water while boiling to add to the better taste of the rice.
  • After the rice is cooked it should be allowed to stand for 5 minutes before touching the content.
  • If the rice becomes way too soft then the amount of water should be decreased while if it absorbs all the water then the water quantity should be increased.
Because of its excellent taste and high nutritional benefits, Basmati Rice is becoming the preferred rice in not only India but also many other countries.

Topic : NEWS
Genre : Diary



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