Fenugreek, an Alternative Crop for Semiarid Regions of North America

  title={Fenugreek, an Alternative Crop for Semiarid Regions of North America},
  author={Surya N. Acharya and James E. Thomas and Saikat Kumar Basu},
  journal={Crop Science},
Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) is extensively used as a spice in India and the Mediterranean region and is known to possess a number of medicinal properties. Steroidal sapogenins and mucilaginous fibers present in the seed and leaves of this legume plant contribute to anti-diabetic and hypocholesterolaemic properties attributed to the plant. In recent years selected genotypes of this species have formed a niche crop that produces high yields of bloat-free forage that can increase both… 
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