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#1 aliciadunn

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 05:29 PM

Hello gang, post whole-30 here but still keeping fairly strict. As I explore new recipes, I continue to have new questions!

Bought some fenugreek powder this week and couldn't wait to use it. Smells DELICIOUS. Fenugreek pops up in a lot of paleo recipes, especially curries and Indian cooking. However now that I'm digging into this further, I'm nervous:

Fenugreek powder comes from fenugreek seeds. Fenugreek seeds appear to be legumes. Can someone clarify what's going on here? Do I need to track down Fenugreek leaves instead? Most of these recipes call for fenugreek powder so I am confused.

#2 Terresa

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 05:56 PM

Well, Fenugreek is a legume plant, so I'm thinking that all of the plant counts. The only difference I am aware of is that the leaves are considered a herb and the ground seeds are a spice. I doubt that using the leaves will get away from them being a legume, and I'm not sure they'd work as a substitute as far as flavour goes either.

#3 Susan W

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 07:36 PM

I think its fine because it is a spice ground from the seeds not the actual bean. Hopefully a moderator will chime in to verify.

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#4 Tom Denham

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 08:45 PM

I think any form of Fenugreek should be fine, but I like Fenugreek, so I could be biased. :rolleyes:

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 09:42 PM

I don't think I have ever used it. I must try it. :)

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 10:08 PM

I've avoided it the past two years, since I have a starch issue, but it is an awesome spice in Indian-style dishes! I probably could have tried adding it back in the past year, but I'm really cautious, since there's serious pain involved when an "experiment" fails. I avoid nightshade spices too, for the same reason.

So, I guess I'm biased in the opposite direction to Tom. :lol:

#7 Tom Denham

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 01:35 AM

I guess I've only cooked with Fenugreek once, but it was good: http://www.wholelife...ugreek-carrots/

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