Fenugreek (/ˈfɛnjʉɡriːk/; Trigonella foenum-graecum) is an annual plant in the family Fabaceae with leaves consisting of three small obovate to oblong leaflets. It is cultivated worldwide as a semi-arid crop, and its seeds are a common ingredient in dishes from the Indian Subcontinent. It is known as methi in Marathi (मेथी), Punjabi (ਮੇਥੀ) or (میتھی), Hindi (मेथी), Urdu(میتھی), Bengali (মেথি) and Nepali (मेथी), as menthiyam, and venthayam (வெந்தயம்) in Tamil, "uluhaal" (උළුහාල්) in Sinhala, ShOoT (שוט) in Hebrew, (çemen tozu) in Turkish, Helba (حلبة) in Arabic and Dari,Shanbelileh (شنبلیله) in Persian, menthya (ಮೆಂಥ್ಯ) in Kannada, uluwa (ഉലുവ) in Malayalam, moshoseitaro (μοσχοσίταρο) or (τριγωνέλλα) or (τήλις) in Greek and menthulu (మెంతులు) in Telugu. History Zohary and Hopf note that it is not certain which wild strain of the genus Trigonella gave rise to domesticated fenugreek: they believe it was brought into cultivation in the Near East. Fenugreek
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