Methi seeds as such have a bitter taste, but once sprouted it tastes yummy. They have a special soluble dietary fibre which lowers the rate of digestion and absorption of dietary carbohydrate which limits the the rise in blood sugar after the meal. Further they have an amino acid called 4-hydroxyisleucine which improves insulin sensitivity.
They are very high in protein which is from plant source, hence suitable for vegetarian and vegans. Sprouting is known to increase the amount of protein and the dietary fibre and thus enhances its nutritional profile further.
Blood sugar response to Sprouted Methi Seeds:
I tested the blood sugar response of Sprouted Methi Seeds and I got the following results:
Quantity: 50 gm raw weight
Preparation: overnight soaking in fresh water at room temperature and after draining the water it took three days to germinate into a tasty sprouts. For blood sugar test, I ate just the sprouts without adding anything.
Blood sugar before eating: 109
One hour after eating the sprouts: 116
Two hour after eating the sprouts: 105
For comparison, my blood sugar peaks up to 200 on Oat + Wheat Cereal with skimmed milk which used to be my regular breakfast in the past.
I have done this test several days and they seem to be consistent.
However, one should note that everyone will respond differently depending on individual condition of the pancreas.
There are various ways to include Fenugreek seeds in your diet as mentioned below: