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Murlidhar Meghwal

  • Research Article
    A Review on the Functional Properties, Nutritional Content, Medicinal Utilization and Potential Application of Fenugreek
    Author(s): Murlidhar Meghwal and Goswami T KMurlidhar Meghwal and Goswami T K

    Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-gracum) is one of the most promising medicinal herbs, known from ancient times, having nutritional value too. Its green leaves and seeds are used for multipurpose. 100 g of seeds provide more than 65% of dietary fibre due to its high fibre content and it has an ability to change food texture. It is well known for its gum, fibre, alkaloid, flavonoids, saponin and volatile contents. In various medicinal applications, it works as antidiabetic, anticarcinogenic, remedy for hypocholesterolemia and hypoglycemia, antioxidant, antibacterial agent, gastric stimulant, and anti-anorexia agent. In modern food technology, it is used as food stabilizer, adhesive and emulsifying agent due its fibre, protein and gum content. Its protein is found to be more soluble (91.3%) at alkaline pH of 11. This review article presents the major medicinal and other beneficial .. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2157-7110.1000181

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