Genotoxicity testing of a fenugreek extract.

  title={Genotoxicity testing of a fenugreek extract.},
  author={Ann M Flammang and Maria A. Cifone and Gregory L. Erexson and Leon F Stankowski},
  journal={Food and chemical toxicology : an international journal published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association},
  volume={42 11},
Fenugreek seeds have been used in traditional medicines as a remedy for diabetes. Rich in protein, fenugreek seeds contain the unique major free amino acid 4-hydroxyisoleucine (4-OH-Ile), which has been characterized as one of the active ingredients for blood glucose control. Current use of fenugreek in foodstuff has been limited to its role as a flavoring agent, and not as an ingredient to help mitigate the blood glucose response for people with diabetes. As part of a safety evaluation of… CONTINUE READING