Organic fenugreek seeds

POWDER Nothing But Plants®

Anti-diabetic and hypocholesterolemic properties

PRINCIPAL INDICATIONS:

Antioxidants, Cardiovascular (glucose), Sport performances (endurance).

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Description: Organic fenugreek seeds

POWDER - NOTHING BUT PLANTS

Discover the exceptional properties of SUPERFOODS with the new powder range from our new brand POWDER Nothing But Plants® range!

This product range offers an innovative concept: an alternative way of consuming dietary supplements and healthier foods – in milkshakes, salads or mixed with your favourite foods.

ORGANIC FENUGREEK SEEDS POWDER
 

With the POWDER range, you can germinate your own seeds and enjoy important sources of nutrients!

A highly aromatic spice, fenugreek seeds have high protein content. In addition to their antioxidant properties, they help to combat diabetes and cholesterol. It is a food particularly recommended for athletes, as it increases endurance capacity and optimises energy use, due to its anabolic and ergogenic action. It also improves natural testosterone levels for enhanced performance.

With a slightly bitter taste but mild aroma, POWDER's organically-grown fenugreek seeds are the perfect ingredient for adding to salads, soups or sandwiches.

DESCRIPTION

Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) is an annual plant that belongs to the legume vegetable family (1). A shrub that can grow up to 130 cm tall, its trifoliate 1-4 cm leaves resemble wings (2-4).

Its Latin name (Trigonella 'little triangle') is a reference to the shape of its flowers, light yellow or whitish in colour, which can grow in pairs or singly (2-4).

Its fruit is a pod around 6-8 cm long. Inside there are around 10-20 polyhedral seeds, the reason for its common name the 'goat's horn' plant (2-4).

ORGANIC FENUGREEK SEEDS POWDER

Fenugreek is native to the Mediterranean basin and southwest Asia (3). It is currently grown extensively in India, the Mediterranean region, North Africa and Yemen (5).

For centuries, traditional medicine has used fenugreek to induce postpartum lactation (6) and cure a multitude of ailments (5): fever, vomiting, anorexia and bronchitis.

In ancient times, the Greeks and Romans used it for culinary and medicinal purposes because of its anti-inflammatory properties. It is mentioned in the texts of Dioscorides, the Ancient Greek physician, and of Laguna, a Spaniard born in 1499, dedicated to botanical medicine (2).

Ayurvedic medicine prescribes it as a tonic, antipyretic, antiemetic and astringent, for heart disease and to eliminate bad tastes in the mouth. In India, fenugreek seeds are mixed with yoghurt to make a natural hair conditioner (6).

Indian cuisine uses it a lot in pickles, curries, bread and pastries. In Egypt, it is added as a supplement to bread, and in Yemen it is considered one of the essential components of the diet (5,6). In Arab countries, it is customary to give fenugreek seeds to young women of marriageable age, since the seeds are believed to increase their weight (3).

ORGANIC FENUGREEK SEEDS POWDER

COMPOSITION AND BENEFITS

Fenugreek seeds are nutritionally rich in carbohydrates (25%), proteins (30%), lipids (6-10%), mucilages (galactomannan), phosphorus, calcium phosphate and magnesium (2).

Known to be mucilaginous, astringent, thermogenic, anti-inflammatory and aphrodisiac (6), the seeds have several bioactive principles, such as fenugreekine, antioxidant flavonoids and sterols (2,7).

In addition, the steroid saponins and the fibre it contains (2,7) give it anti-diabetic and hypocholesterolemic properties, proven in numerous experimental studies in insulin-dependent and non-insulin-dependent people (5,6). Fenugreek also has a hepatoprotective effect on livers damaged by toxic substances (8).

However, fenugreek is also widely known for its widely demonstrated anabolic and ergogenic properties (9,10). In one trial, subjects who took fenugreek supplements for 8 weeks improved their muscle strength (11).

Fenugreek increases levels of free and total testosterone, sperm morphology, the sexual health and mood of adult men (12). In one study, free testosterone levels increased up to 46% in 90% of volunteers, while 85.4% had an improved sperm count. In addition, improvements in mental alertness, mood, cardiovascular health and libido were demonstrated (13).


USE, DIRECTIONS

Fenugreek can be used as an infusion, as a spice or to germinate.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  1. Kassem, A., et al. (2006). Evaluation of the potential antifertility effect of fenugreek seeds in male and female rabbits. Contraception, 73(3), 301-306.
  2. Serra, B. I., & Lluís, J. (2001). Gran enciclopedia de las plantas medicinales: medicina natural del tercer milenio/Josep Lluís Berdonces I Serra (No. C 615.321 B47 [19--].).
  3. Serra, B., & Serra, J. L. J. L. B. (2009). Gran diccionario ilustrado de las Plantas Medicinales: descripción y aplicaciones, El Libro más completo sobre fitoterapia. Océano Ambar.
  4. Petropoulos, G. A. (Ed.). (2003). Fenugreek: the genus Trigonella. CRC Press.
  5. Kassem, A., et al. (2006). Evaluation of the potential antifertility effect of fenugreek seeds in male and female rabbits. Contraception, 73(3), 301-306.
  6. Parthasarathy, V. A. et al. (Eds.). (2008). Chemistry of spices. Cabi.
  7. Vanaclocha, B. V., & Folcara, S. C. (Eds.). (2003). Fitoterapia: vademécum de prescripción (Vol. 12). Barcelona: Masson.
  8. Gupta, R. C. (Ed.). (2016). Nutraceuticals: Efficacy, Safety and Toxicity. Academic Press.
  9. Poole, C. et al. (2010). The effects of a commercially available botanical supplement on strength, body composition, power output, and hormonal profiles in resistance-trained males. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 7(1), 34.
  10. Mokashi, M., et al. (2014). Effects of glycosides based fenugreek seed extract on serum testosterone levels of healthy sedentary male subjects: A exploratory double blind, placebo controlled, crossover study. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, 7, 177-81.
  11. Wankhede, S., Mohan, V., & Thakurdesai, P. (2016). Beneficial effects of fenugreek glycoside supplementation in male subjects during resistance training: A randomized controlled pilot study. Journal of Sport and Health Science, 5(2), 176-182.
  12. Bagchi, D., Swaroop, A., Maheshwari, A., Verma, N., Tiwari, K., Bagchi, M., ... & Kumar, P. (2017). A novel protodioscin-enriched fenugreek seed extract (Trigonella foenum-graecum, family Fabaceae) improves free testosterone level and sperm profile in healthy volunteers. Functional Foods in Health and Disease, 7(4), 235-245.
  13. Maheshwari, A., Verma, N., Swaroop, A., Bagchi, M., Preuss, H. G., Tiwari, K., & Bagchi, D. (2017). Efficacy of FurosapTM, a novel Trigonella foenum-graecum seed extract, in Enhancing Testosterone Level and Improving Sperm Profile in Male Volunteers. International journal of medical sciences, 14(1), 58.

Organic fenugreek seeds (Trigonella foenum-graecum  L.).

FOOD ALLERGENS:

This product does not contain allergens (in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011) nor genetically modified organisms.

DIRECTIONS:

Fenugreek can be used as an infusion, as a spice or to germinate.

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS:

Store in a cool dry place away from sunlight.

FABRICATION AND GUARANTEE:

This food is manufactured under a GMP-compliant. GMPs are the good manufacturing practice guidelines for the European food industry.

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