Methi leaves are small in size growing along slender, green stems that reach 25-50 centimeters in height. The oblong to rounded leaflets grow in clusters of three and are thin and delicate. When fresh, Methi leaves have a light, sweet aroma with a mild, grassy, and slightly bitter flavor with notes of celery, fennel, and maple syrup. As the plant matures, it produces sword-shaped, pea-like pods that are filled with 10-20 small, flat, yellow-brown pungent and aromatic seeds that are very similar in flavor to that of the leaves. 



Nutrition content of Kasuri Methi: 

In a 100g amount, Kasuri Methi provides: 

calories: 323 kcal. 

Carbohydrates: 58% of DV 

Protein: 23% of DV 

Fat: 6% of DV 

Calcium: 40% of DV 

Sodium: 67 mg 

Potassium: 770 mg 

Iron: 186% of DV 

Vitamin B6: 30% of DV 

Sodium: 67 mg 

Potassium: 770 mg 

Vitamin B6: 30% of DV 

Magnesium: 47% of DV 

(DV refers to Percent Daily Value which is the guide to nutrients in      one serving of food.) 




Kasuri Methi (dried fenugreek leaves) as a herb is also known for its medicinal purposes. The use of it in the traditional medicine system Ayurveda to promote digestion and induce labor proves that it serves many health benefits. Its medicinal qualities include being anti-diabetic, anti-carcinogenic, hypocholesterolemic, antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-fungal. 



Otherwise, the soil remaining on the roots and the stem will cause the methi to become soggy and smelly. Now, store it in an airtight container in the fridge, so that it does not absorb any moisture. It will last for three to four days. If wrapped in a newspaper, it will last for up to a week. 


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