Trigonella foenum-graecum is a small annual plant native to Western Asia and belongs to the Fabaceae family. Fenugreek is found in popular seasonings, including suneli hops, is added to animal feed, and is also sold as a dietary supplement, although there is no evidence that the plant helps with dieting. Interestingly, the largest producer of the plant is India.
Fenugreek is easily identified by its three-lobed, oval leaves that can grow up to 4 inches (12 cm) tall and are light green. Stems are straight, up to 19 in (50 cm) long, and drooping.
The flowers are blue, white, or yellow, small in size. The fruits appear in early summer in the form of long and sharp pods containing tiny green seeds and a strong spicy smell. At the end of summer, the fruit turns yellow, and its seeds turn brown, which means the plant is maturing.