Fenugreek CO2(Trigonella foenum-graceum) select extract



Olfactory Properties of Fenugreek CO2(Trigonella foenum-graceum) extract/ China
The dark yellow fluid co2 extract radiates a warm, sweet, diffusive, spicy powdery bouquet which an underlying "maple syrup/licorice" like note, with courmarinic,balsamic nuances. The sweet, spicy, powdery note lasts for hours into the dry-out phase

In perfumery is used in culinary perfumes, incense compositions, oriental bouquets, chypres, fougeres, new mown hay accords

Interesting facts about Fenugreek
1. In India, fenugreek seeds are mixed with yogurt and used as a conditioner for hair.
2. In Egypt, fenugreek seeds are prepared as tea, by being boiled then sweetened.
3. In the United States, where maple syrup is popular but expensive, fenugreek is widely used in lower-cost syrup products as a maple syrup flavoring such as Mapleine.
4. The Latin species name foenum graecum means "Greek hay", referring to both the intensive hay fragrance of dried fenugreek herb and its Eastern Mediterranean origin.
5. Iran has a particularly rich tradition in cooking with fenugreek leaves; among the most famous examples is ghorme sabzi [قرمه سبزی], a thick sauce made from fresh or dried vegetables (leek, onion, occasionally beans) and herbs (fenugreek, parsley, mint; some recipes also call for chives and coriander leaves). The sauce acquires a characteristic acidic flavour by addition of dried limes
6. The major use of fenugreek is in curry powders, figuring in many mixtures, especially vindaloo and the hot curries of Sri Lanka. It is an ingredient of Panch phoron, the Indian five-spice mixture. In home-made powders, the amount used can be controlled, but in cheap bought powders it often overpowers.


Links to articles on Fenugreek

Wikipedia article on Fenugreek
Mongraph on Fenugreek
Fenugreek as a spice
Fenugreek in cooking and medicine
Fenugreek in History
Chemistry of Fenugreek