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National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Legacy Release
Try FoodData Central Full Report (All Nutrients):  02019, Spices, fenugreek seed
Food Group: Spices and Herbs
Scientific Name:  Trigonella foenum-graecum
Carbohydrate Factor: 3.25   Fat Factor:8.37   Protein Factor: 3.47   Nitrogen to Protein Conversion Factor: 5.3  
heading Nutrient Unit
Value per 100 g
# of Data Points Std. Error
tsp 3.7 g

tbsp 11.1 g
Proximates Water g 8.84 57 0.230 0.33 0.98
Proximates Energy kcal 323 -- -- 12 36
Proximates Energy kJ 1352 -- -- 50 150
Proximates Protein g 23.00 81 0.310 0.85 2.55
Proximates Total lipid (fat) g 6.41 82 0.160 0.24 0.71
Proximates Ash g 3.40 80 0.070 0.13 0.38
Proximates Carbohydrate, by difference g 58.35 -- -- 2.16 6.48
Proximates Fiber, total dietary g 24.6 -- -- 0.9 2.7
Minerals Calcium, Ca mg 176 25 5.000 7 20
Minerals Iron, Fe mg 33.53 25 5.430 1.24 3.72
Minerals Magnesium, Mg mg 191 3 61.000 7 21
Minerals Phosphorus, P mg 296 21 15.000 11 33
Minerals Potassium, K mg 770 4 80.000 28 85
Minerals Sodium, Na mg 67 4 16.000 2 7
Minerals Zinc, Zn mg 2.50 1 -- 0.09 0.28
Minerals Copper, Cu mg 1.110 -- -- 0.041 0.123
Minerals Manganese, Mn mg 1.228 -- -- 0.045 0.136
Minerals Selenium, Se µg 6.3 3 0.900 0.2 0.7
Vitamins Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid mg 3.0 10 0.300 0.1 0.3
Vitamins Thiamin mg 0.322 8 0.028 0.012 0.036
Vitamins Riboflavin mg 0.366 12 0.021 0.014 0.041
Vitamins Niacin mg 1.640 21 0.141 0.061 0.182
Vitamins Vitamin B-6 1 mg 0.600 2 -- 0.022 0.067
Vitamins Folate, total µg 57 1 -- 2 6
Vitamins Folic acid µg 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Folate, food µg 57 1 -- 2 6
Vitamins Folate, DFE µg 57 -- -- 2 6
Vitamins Vitamin B-12 µg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin A, RAE µg 3 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Retinol µg 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Vitamin A, IU IU 60 -- -- 2 7
Vitamins Vitamin D (D2 + D3) µg 0.0 -- -- 0.0 0.0
Vitamins Vitamin D IU 0 -- -- 0 0
Lipids Fatty acids, total saturated g 1.460 -- -- 0.054 0.162
Lipids Fatty acids, total trans g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids Cholesterol mg 0 -- -- 0 0
Lipids Phytosterols mg 140 -- -- 5 16
Amino Acids Tryptophan g 0.391 -- -- 0.014 0.043
Amino Acids Threonine g 0.898 -- -- 0.033 0.100
Amino Acids Isoleucine g 1.241 -- -- 0.046 0.138
Amino Acids Leucine g 1.757 -- -- 0.065 0.195
Amino Acids Lysine g 1.684 -- -- 0.062 0.187
Amino Acids Methionine g 0.338 -- -- 0.013 0.038
Amino Acids Cystine g 0.369 -- -- 0.014 0.041
Amino Acids Phenylalanine g 1.089 -- -- 0.040 0.121
Amino Acids Tyrosine g 0.764 -- -- 0.028 0.085
Amino Acids Valine g 1.102 -- -- 0.041 0.122
Amino Acids Arginine g 2.465 -- -- 0.091 0.274
Amino Acids Histidine g 0.668 -- -- 0.025 0.074
Amino Acids Alanine g 1.020 -- -- 0.038 0.113
Amino Acids Aspartic acid g 2.708 -- -- 0.100 0.301
Amino Acids Glutamic acid g 3.988 -- -- 0.148 0.443
Amino Acids Glycine g 1.306 -- -- 0.048 0.145
Amino Acids Proline g 1.198 -- -- 0.044 0.133
Amino Acids Serine g 1.215 -- -- 0.045 0.135
Isoflavones Daidzein 2 mg 0.01 3 0 0.00 0.00
Isoflavones Genistein 2 mg 0.01 3 0 0.00 0.00
Isoflavones Total isoflavones 2 mg 0.02 3 0 0.00 0.00
Isoflavones Biochanin A mg 0.01 1 -- 0.00 0.00
Isoflavones Formononetin mg 0.01 1 -- 0.00 0.00
Isoflavones Coumestrol mg 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00

Sources of Data

1S.W. Leonard, K. Hardin, J.E. Leklem Vitamin B-6 Content of Spices , 2001 Journal of Food Composition and Analysis 14   pp.163-167
2Mazur, W.M., Duke, J. A., W�h�l�, k., Rasku, S., and Adlercreutz, H.  Isoflavonoids and lignans in legumes: Nutritional and health aspects in humans. , 1996 Nutritional Biochemistry 9   pp.193-200
Langual Code(s)

  • A0113 SPICE OR HERB (US CFR)
  • A1272 0200 SPICES AND HERBS (USDA SR)
  • B1696 FENUGREEK
  • C0155 SEED
  • E0150 WHOLE, NATURAL SHAPE
  • F0003 NOT HEAT-TREATED
  • G0003 COOKING METHOD NOT APPLICABLE
  • H0138 WATER REMOVED
  • J0117 HEAT DRIED
  • K0003 NO PACKING MEDIUM USED
  • M0001 CONTAINER OR WRAPPING NOT KNOWN
  • N0001 FOOD CONTACT SURFACE NOT KNOWN
  • P0024 HUMAN FOOD, NO AGE SPECIFICATION