Fenugreek is an annual plant in the family Fabaceae, with leaves consisting of three small obovate to oblong leaflets. It is cultivated worldwide as a semiarid crop. Its seeds and leaves are common ingredients in dishes from the Indian subcontinent, and have been used as a culinary ingredient since ancient times.
CAS number 84625-40-1
Botanical Name Trigonella foenumgraecum
Plant Part Fruits
Origin of raw material Egypt
Origin of product Egypt
Extraction method Supercritical Fluid (SCF). SCF method is an extraction technique using fluids in conditions that are elevated above their critical point of temperature. The extraction conditions mainly pressure and temperature, are in charge of solubility and selectivity of different compounds in the supercritical fluid Advantages of SCF extraction process include products of 100% natural, fresh close to raw material, high concentration, high solubility, no solvent residues, no inorganic salts, no heavy metals, no reproducible microorganisms, and lipophilic.
Application In food
Fenugreek seeds are a common ingredient in Indian spice mixtures, especially curry mixtures. Furthermore, fenugreek seed extract can be used for flavoring seasoning sauces such as soya or fish sauces. Fenugreek seeds can also be used to produce various mustard specialties.
In food supplements
The Apotec bay fenugreek seed extract is rich of the essential fatty acids linoleic acid and alpha linolenic acid. A daily intake of linoleic acid and alpha linolenic acid reduces the LDL-cholesterol concentrations and helps to maintain a healthy blood cholesterol level Therefore, the use of Apotec bay fenugreek seed extract is suitable in food supplements for healthy blood cholesterol level. Furthermore, the extract is useful in food supplements for children, as essential fatty acids like linoleic acid and alpha linolenic acid are important for proper growth and development of children.
In cosmetics
Fenugreek seed extract can be used as a fragrance in perfumes or other cosmetic products, as well as in skin care products to improve skin elasticity and moisture.
Shelf Life 5 years