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Trigonella, spicery. Shambala. Spice plants and herbs groundTrigonella hay, either Greek, or Shambala (Latin Trigonélla foénum-graécum) — annual plant; type of the sort Trigonella of Family Bean (subfamily Papilionaceous). The Latin name foenum-graecum means the Greek hay.
Germans have trigonella — "фенугрек" that literally designates "goat horns": they connect the name of this spice with appearance of the pods reminding goat horns. The Russian name happens from outdate "pasture", meaning pasture on which the cattle is now grazed.
Ancient Egyptians and Greeks used trigonella as vegetable. Seeds applied to embalming of mummies. Used in the medical purposes. Charles the Great, for example, in the possession parted trigonella and used it as baldness medicine.
Fried seeds of fenugrek used women in harems that their hair looked in the best way.
As spice began to use trigonella seeds, connecting them to other spices. In the best way they have proved in the spicy mixes "curry", American chatn.
The trigonella is in the most great demand in Greece, Egypt though as the homeland it is considered Lebanon, Syria. Grows also in Southern Europe, India, China. Cultivate France, Agrentina, Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Ethiopia.
Other names of trigonella: Shambala, fenugrik (fenugrek), chaman, helb (hulb), abish, camel grass, Greek hay, blue melilot.
Young gentle leaflets of trigonella add to salads, to soups and sauces in the early spring. From the sprouted seeds also cook tasty salad. Most of all eat the dried-up upper part of plant pounded in powder. This spice gives resistant aroma to potato, mushroom, onions soups. Dried and ground seeds of plant enter the mixes "curry", "Khmeli suneli", add them to adjika, use in confectionery business.
Seeds of trigonella flavor cheeses. In India the fried seeds of trigonella add to substitute coffee.
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