Much like fennel, fenugreek has been grown for centuries because it was believed to have healing powers. It was even an integral component in "holy smoke," a part of the Egyptian ritual of embalming the dead. Fenugreek has a sweet, nutty flavor with an alluring maple aroma. It is primarily used in Turkish, Egyptian, and Middle Eastern cuisine, where it turns up in dishes from soup to bread. You can also use fenugreek when pickling or making your own chutneys and jams to add sweetness to these dishes.