Our Giza Green Fenugreek seeds are an exceptional, slightly sweet, vegetal variety grown by a family of farmers in an ancient agricultural community in Fayoum, Egypt, on the Nile River floodplain. Most fenugreek is yellow, but ours is green and intense, showing another side of this ingredient that has been used in dishes since ancient times.
Bloom these seeds in oil with other whole spices like cumin, coriander, chilis and turmeric at the start of cooking, or add to bread doughs for an herbal, nuanced flavor unlike anything else. Fenugreek is also the essential ingredient in hilbe, a Yemeni paste that accompanies soups and breads.
- Add to bread or biscuit dough
- Bloom in oil with other spices at the start of cooking
- Grind to make a paste for hilbe
Our Giza Green Fenugreek is grown by an extended family of farmers in an ancient agricultural community in central Egypt, on the Nile River floodplain, where spices have been cultivated for many, many years.
We connected with the farmers through our partnership with Zaid of Norwich Meadows Farm. Every year, Zaid works with a crew of highly skilled Egyptian farmers who come to his farm in upstate New York to grow organic vegetables using a specific system of high tunnels and intercropping. The vegetables that Zaid grows with this group of farmers are stunning, and these same farmers have their own farms in Egypt, where they grow ancient varietals of desert-adapted spices that rely on seasonal flooding from the Nile River as the primary source of water. Their farms produce this and our other Egyptian spices.
Looking forward to ordering more spices. Love love love! I always love trying different spices And the spices don't disappoint. I have even shared them with my friends.