The Health Benefits of Fenugreek-Enriched Cereal Products
J. N. Losso, D. L. Holliday, G. Richard, N. Karki, and J. W. Finley. Department of Food Science, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, LA, U.S.A. Cereal Foods World 55(5):236-241.
Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) seeds contain several health-enhancing bioactive compounds. Fenugreek flour can be combined with whole wheat or corn flour to provide fenugreek-enriched cereal products that deliver additional health benefits to individuals with or without type II diabetes. Fenugreek-enriched breads, cookies, and tortillas had similar or better acceptability compared with whole wheat breads, standard cookies, or corn tortillas. The fenugreek-enriched bread showed decreased insulin resistance and improved insulin sensitivity and may be considered proof that fenugreek is a good antidiabetic functional food for individuals with type II diabetes.