Fresh Fenugreek Greens are used as vegetables in the diets. It was found that there was a better retention of nutrients in the leaves of fenugreek.
Extensive preclinical and clinical research have outlined the pharmaceutical uses of fenugreek as antidiabetic, antihyperlipidemic, antiobesity, anticancer, anti‐inflammatory, antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial, galactogogue (is a substance that promotes lactation in humans and other animals) and for miscellaneous pharmacological effects, including improving women’s health.
Fresh fenugreek Leaves contain about 86.1% moisture, 4.4% protein, 0.9% fat, 1.5% minerals, 1.1% fiber, and 6% carbohydrates.
The mineral and vitamins present in leaves include calcium,zinc,iron,phosphorous, riboflavin, carotene, thiamine, niacin and vitamin C.
Fresh leaves of fenugreek contain ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) of about 220.97 mg per 100 g of leaves and β-carotene is present about 19 mg/100 g. On the other side, it was reported that 84.94% and 83.79% ascorbic acid were reduced in sun and oven-dried fenugreek leaves respectively.
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