Fenugreek, an Indian spice is a slender annual herb of the pea family (Fabaceae). It was used by the ancient Egyptians and is mentioned in medical writings in their tombs. The botanical name trigonella refers to the angular seeds and foenumgraecum translates as ‘Greek hay’, which explains its use as cattle feeds. This robust herb has light green leaves, is 30-60 cm tall and produces slender, beaked pods, 10-15 cm long, each pod contains 10-20 small hard yellowish brown seeds, which are smooth and oblong, about 3mm long, each grooved across one corner, giving them a hooked appearance. Be the dried mature seeds of the plant botanically known as (Trigonella foenum graecum L.); be free from mould, live insects, any harmful foreign matter and musty odour; generally conform to the characteristic size, shape, taste, colour and aroma of the variety / type.