One of the more obscure ingredients used in Jahmu, fenugreek (trigonella foenum graecum) is a small green plant whose leaves grow in clusters of three. Fenugreek is cultivated and used as a vegetable and spice in many parts of the world, and it lends Jahmu a rich, silky texture and a delicate sweetness that provides contrast with Jahmu’s spicier, aromatic components. Fenugreek lends a subtle maple flavor to curries and other dishes.
On top of its potential health benefits, fenugreek is also a great source protein, calcium, and iron, making it a valuable facet of Jahmu’s nutritional profile, to say nothing of its flavor. (See National Nutrient Database for details.)
Because fenugreek was historically used, in very high quantities, to induce labor in pregnant women, we’d advice you to consult your doctor about having our products if you are pregnant. Each of our products only contain about 10-15mg of ground fenugreek per serving. Turmeric-Ginger Extract is our only fenugreek free product at the moment.
Fenugreek is a legume and therefore a relative of the peanut plant- so those with peanut allergies should consider reading this article and talking with their doctor before having our products.