In India, fenugreek is usually used as a spice in fresh and dried forms. Both leaves and seeds are used in Indian curries. But fenugreek microgreens are different from these two forms of consumption because they are consumed as fresh tiny plants which are only 2-4 weeks old.
These tiny little microgreens can be converted into various forms of foods and add to your daily diet profile. Due to the incomparable health and nutritional benefits, fenugreek microgreens have become highly popular by now. This time we are going to give you all the things about fenugreek microgreens that you are looking for.
How to Grow Fenugreek Microgreens
Step 1 – Initially, fenugreek seeds have to be soaked and it is the most important part in fenugreek growing because fenugreek seeds are larger than other seeds and it needs sufficient soaking to germinate. So initial soaking helps to jump-start the germination process. Comparatively fenugreek seeds take little longer time to germinate as about 2-3 days. Moisture and temperature regulation is important at this stage. Seeds should be subjected to neither dryness nor the excess moisture.
Step 2 – Root hairs begin to show up and those hairs are highly congregate around the root itself. Since these root hairs looks like fuzzy and white, most of growers commonly mistaken them as fungus. But make sure not to mistaken them due to their similar appearance. Little greens are now looks in golden green colour
Step 3 - By 7 days of growing, plants are taller and appear like actual plants. As they absorb light, plant leaves are become much greener. At this time, moisture level should be maintained at a constant level. Otherwise plants will become dried off easily.
Step 4 – By 10-14 days at about 5 inches tall, fenugreek microgreens can be harvested. By this stage microgreens have gain nice, tall, and green appearance.
Eating Fenugreek Microgreens
Fenugreek microgreens have some bitter, spicy, and nasty flavor. These microgreens can be made into various types of foods. Major ways of using are as a salad ingredient, as a filling ingredient, and as a smoothie.
Fenugreek microgreens are rich sources of protein, minerals, vitamins (Vitamin A, C, Thiamin, and folic acid), and fiber. Also they consist of antioxidants, anti-carcinogenic, anti-diabetic, and anti-bacterial properties. Especially fenugreek microgreens improve the glucose homeostatis in the body which regulate the body glucose level at a desirable range.