Fenugreek Seed Nutrition

Serving Size: 100 g (3.5 oz)

Updated | 2021-08-11

Written and reviewed by the NatureClaim Team




Fenugreek Seed


Overview of Fenugreek Seed Nutrition

Scientific Name: Trigonella foenum-graecum


Order: Fabeles


Family: Fabaceae


Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) is native to southern Europe and Asia. The seeds are yellow with a bitter taste and a distinctive aroma. The seeds are ground and used as an ingredient in curry. Fenugreek is also used medicinally to treat diabetes. Fenugreek seeds contain many vitamins and minerals which have antioxidant properties that may be important for the immune system and other bodily functions. The B vitamins in the seeds are important for maintaining overall health, in which thiamin (21% daily value [DV]) is essential for glucose metabolism, and it plays a role in nerve, muscle, and heart function. Riboflavin (22% DV) is involved in the metabolism of nutrients, red blood cell building, and iron absorption in the body. Vitamin B6 (30% DV) may boost the immune system, reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease, and support nerve health. Fenugreek seeds are a good source of minerals like potassium (22% DV), iron (186% DV), phosphorus (30% DV), magnesium (48% DV), manganese (61% DV), and copper (56% DV). Potassium is involved in controlling heart rate and blood pressure. Iron is essential for red blood cell production. Phosphorus aides in building strong and healthy bones, strengthens muscles, regulates heart rate, and supports nerve conductivity. Magnesium promotes calcium absorption, helps the body build new bone cells, and regulates nerve and muscle activities. Fenugreek seeds are also a rich source of dietary fiber (98% DV), which helps with smooth digestion, relieves constipation ailments, and better regulates blood sugar levels. Because the seeds increase the feeling of satiety, they may help suppress one's appetite.



Calories
Name Amount % Daily Value
Calories 323 kcal 16%


Carbohydrates
Name Amount % Daily Value
Total Carbs 58.35 g 19%
Dietary Fiber 24.60 g 98%
Sugars - g
Starch - g


Sterols
Name Amount % Daily Value
Cholesterol 0.00 mg 0%
Phytosterols 140.00 mg


Fat and Fatty Acids
Name Amount % Daily Value
Total Fat 6.41 g 10%
Saturated Fat 1.46 g 7%
Monounsaturated Fat - g
Polyunsaturated Fat, total - g
  • 18:2 n-6 (LA), Omega-6
- g
  • 18:3 n-6 (GLA)
- g
  • 18:3 n-3 (ALA), Omega-3
- g
  • 18:4 n-3 (SDA)
- g
  • 20:5 n-3 (EPA)
- g
  • 22:5 n-3 (DPA)
- g
  • 22:6 n-3 (DHA)
- g
Trans Fat 0.00 g


Protein and Amino Acids
Name Amount % Daily Value
Protein, total 23.00 g 46%
  • Tryptophan
0.39 g
  • Threonine
0.90 g
  • Isoleucine
1.24 g
  • Leucine
1.76 g
  • Lysine
1.68 g
  • Methionine
0.34 g
  • Cystine
0.37 g
  • Phenylalanine
1.09 g
  • Tyrosine
0.76 g
  • Valine
1.10 g
  • Arginine
2.47 g
  • Histidine
0.67 g
  • Alanine
1.02 g
  • Aspartic Acid
2.71 g
  • Glutamic Acid
3.99 g
  • Glycine
1.31 g
  • Proline
1.20 g
  • Serine
1.22 g


Vitamins
Name Amount % Daily Value
Vitamin C 3.00 mg 5%
Thiamin 0.32 mg 21%
Riboflavin 0.37 mg 22%
Niacin 1.64 mg 8%
Pantothenic Acid - mg -
Vitamin B6 0.60 mg 30%
Folate, total 57.00 mg 14%
  • Folic Acid
0.00 mcg
  • Food Folate (dietary folate equivalent)
57.00 mcg
Choline - mg
Betaine - mg
Vitamin B12 0.00 mcg 0%
Vitamin A, total 60.00 IU 1%
  • Retinol Acitiviy Equivalent
3.00 mcg
  • Retinol
0.00 mcg
  • Beta-Carotene
- mcg
  • Alpha-Carotene
- mcg
  • Beta-Cryptoxanthin
- mcg
Lycopene - mcg
Lutein and Zeaxanthin - mcg
Vitamin E, total - IU -
  • Alpha-Tocopherol
- mg
  • Beta-Tocopherol
- mg
  • Gamma-Tocopherol
- mg
  • Delta-Tocopherol
- mg
Vitamin D 0.00 IU 0%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) - mcg -
Biotin - mcg -


Minerals
Name Amount % Daily Value
Calcium 176.00 mg 18%
Iron 33.53 mg 186%
Magnesium 191.00 mg 48%
Phosphorus 296.00 mg 30%
Potassium 770.00 mg 22%
Sodium 67.00 mg 3%
Zinc 2.50 mg 17%
Copper 1.11 mg 56%
Manganese 1.23 mg 61%
Selenium 6.30 mcg 9%
Iodine - mcg -
Chromium - mcg -
Molybdenum - mcg -
Chloride - mg -
Fluoride - mg


Flavonoids
Name Amount
Isoflavones
  • Daidzein
0.01 mg
  • Genistein
0.01 mg
  • Isoflavones, total
0.02 mg
  • Biochanin A
0.01 mg
  • Formononetin
0.01 mg
  • Coumestrol
0.00 mg


Others
Name Amount
Water 8.84 g
Ash 3.40 g
Alcohol 0.00 g
Caffeine 0.00 mg
Theobromine 0.00 mg
Resveratrol - mg
Phytoalbumin - mg
Chlorogenic Acid - mg

The "-" means insufficient data.

% Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet or refer to the Dietary Reference Intakes for a specific life stage.


Reference(s):

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. FoodData Central, Current Release.

National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements. Vitamin and Mineral Supplement Fact Sheets. Accessed from https://ods.od.nih.gov/.