Fenugreek seed is the ripe fruit of an annual herb. This robust herb has light green leaves and produces slender, beaked pods. Each pod contains 10-20 small hard yellowish brown fenugreek seeds. Odour and taste are typical, a bit of cellery and bitter. Fenugreek is used both as aherb (the leaves) and as a spice (the seed). Fresh tender pods, leaves and shoots are eaten as curried vegetable. As a spice, it flavours food. Powder of dried leaves is also used for garnishing and flavouring variety of food.