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Trigonella Caerulea belongs to the genus Trigonella and Fabaceae family




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Trigonella Caerulea belongs to the genus Trigonella and Fabaceae family. It is also known as Blue fenugreek.

Overview Trigonella Caerulea

• In the Euro¬pean Alps (Switzer¬land, Italy), all aerial parts are har-vested at flowering time.
• It is always used dried, as a light green powder.
• In the Cau¬casus (Georgia), the dried seeds are used as a spice.
• They are ground to¬gether with their pods to yield a tan powder.
• Dried blue fenugreek leaves have an aromatic, spicy flavor which is similar to dried fenugreek herb.
• It is milder to dried fenugreek.
• ??keto-acids are respon­sible for the flavour of blue fenu­greek.
• Pyruvic acid, ??keto glutaric acid, ??keto isovalerianic acid and even ??keto isocapronic acid are main constituents of blue fenugreek.
• Blue fenu­greek is found in the Alps, in the moun­tains of East­ern and South East­ern Europe and in the Cau­casus.
• Blue fenu­greekis a culi­nary herb.

It is scientifically classified as below:
• Kingdom: Plantae
• (unranked): Angiosperms
• (unranked): Eudicots
• (unranked): Rosids
• Order: Fabales
• Family: Fabaceae
• Subfamily: Faboideae
• Tribe: Trifolieae
• Genus: Trigonella

Growing/Caring conditions of Trigonella Caerulea

• Prepare a planting area in mid spring in a protected, sunny area.
• The plant likes good amount of heat from sun for it grow right.
• Trigonella likes it hot and so choose a location beside your house or garage where the sun shines every day.
• Spread a 2-inch layer of organic compost on top of the soil.
• This will help to fertilize the soil and aid in the help of growth of plant.
• Turn it under to a depth of about 8 inches.
• Rake the area level, and make a shallow trench with your hoe.
• This hoe should be about 1/2 inch deep.
• Plant seeds directly into the garden.
• Space them about 4 inches apart in the trench that is created.
• Cover with a scant 1/4 inch of your soil and compost mixture.
• Water the planting area with a sprinkler for about 10 minutes.
• This is necessary for the germination of the seeds that have been planted.
• Keeps the soil moist until you see green sprouts emerging from the soil.
• Water only when the soil is dry later.
• Allow the plants to form seedpods.
• This typically occurs in late summer or fall.
• Wait until seedpods turn yellow before you harvest them.
• Dry the seedpods in a sunny location for about one week.
• Cover them at night if you expect rain or fog.
• Break open the pods to extract the seeds.
• Store them in an airtight jar or plastic bag.
• This way they will remain dry.





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