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Ground Giza Green Fenugreek

Sweet, herbal, intense ground green fenugreek for cooking and baking.

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Our ground Giza Green Fenugreek is 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.

Use this convenient powder with ground cumin, coriander, chilis and turmeric, 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.

Looking for whole fenugreek seeds? We've got 'em here.



Fayoum Oasis, Egypt


Sun-dried and ground


Green fenugreek seeds (Trigonella foenum-graecum v. Giza green), ground

Tasting notes:

Parsley • Green Almond • Maple Syrup

Cooking tips

  • Use in combination with ground cumin, coriander, turmeric and chilis in South Asian and Mediterranean dishes
  • Add to bread and biscuit doughs
  • Use to make hilbe


Our Giza Green Fenugreek is grown and ground 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.

how do we compare? Supermarket Icon Supermarket Fair Trade Icon Fair Trade
Heirloom Spices Yes No No
Fair Prices for Farmers Yes No Depends on global commodity price
Time in Storage None. We import spices at harvest Up to 10 years At least 1 year
Flavor Profile Intense & fresh Stale & bland Inconsistent
Knows Farmers Names Yes No Unlikely
Customer Service Fast responses from real people! No There might be a 1-800 number?



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