Botanical name of Fenugreek is Trigonella foenum-graecum.
It is a plant belonging to the Fabaceae family, fenugreek leaves are used as herb and the seeds as spice. India is the largest fenugreek producer in the world.
Fenugreek seeds are hard, stony, yellowish brown and angular. They have a warm and penetrating aroma, which becomes more pronounced on roasting. Fenugreek leaves a strong bitter aftertaste.