Rajasthan Dark Yellow Fenugreek Seeds Methi Dana
India is the largest producer of fenugreek in the world. During 2011–12, production was 121,775 tonnes of seeds from an area of 96,304 hectares (237,970 acres). Its seed is traded as a spice, and in an oil extract form as oleoresin. India consumes most of the seeds. Its export was 799 tonnes in 1960–61, and increased greatly to 15,135 tons by 1995–96 and then to 40,340 tonnes during 2020–21. It was exported to UAE, Sri Lanka, and Japan, and European countries of UK, Netherlands, Germany and France.
Within the country its seed production is the highest in the state of Rajasthan followed by Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Uttaranchal. In Rajasthan, which accounts for a significant majority of India’s total output, the crop is mainly grown during the winter season. Other states where it is grown in fairly good quantity are Tamil Nadu, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh. There are several varieties of fenugreek grown in the country.