Archived. So, sometimes I wake up in the morning and my hands smell exactly like maple syrup. “Analysis of human male armpit sweat after fenugreek ingestion.” And yes, it happens to women, too. Either most people are not sprouting fenugreek (possible) or most people don’t smell like a Vermont … A herb with many health benefits, Fenugreek also makes you smell like maple syrup. Im not sure what kind I got last time, but it was just the standard stuff they have at the Vitamin shop and it didnt smell like anything, maybe it was a bum batch or something, I dont know. They made everything smell like maple syrup. It took almost four years of sporadic aromatic events to finally solve the mystery: The maple syrup smell came from a factory in New Jersey processing fenugreek. There is really not much out there on this. I have Maple Syrup Fenugreek Armpit Disease or something. Breastfeeding moms have been taking the supplement for years to help increase milk production due to it being an herbal galactagogue that increases lactation. View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message View Blog Entries Join Date Jan 2011 Location England Posts 3,945 . cacio 12th January 2013, 07:20 AM #4. It is also present in molasses, aged rum, aged sake and white wine, flor sherry, roast tobacco, and dried fruiting bodies of … I never smelled like maple syrup either, and it didn't help my supply. So, it’s advisable for people who are going to do a medical checkup or some urine tests to stop the consumption of fenugreek. The other compounds, called trigonelline, galactomannan, and trigoneosides, also work together to provide benefits for blood sugar. My life no longer smells like pancakes. To start viewing messages, select the … New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. What is Maca? Fenugreek seeds, also known as methi seeds, are a common ingredient in Indian curries, as well as Turkish, Persian, Eritrean, Ethiopian, and Egyptian cuisine. Because of their sweet, maple-syrup like smell and flavor, fenugreek seeds are also added to artificial maple syrup, candies, ice cream, beverages, tobacco, soaps, and cosmetics. Well I got my new fenugreek in the mail today. As descriptions are subjective, some attribute the smell to malt, Maggi (a brand of seasoning), or even curry. Sort by. The smell is definitely in his diaper and it is not constant. They tested her blood sugar and that was fine. My sickly maple syrup smell is nearly constant now, not connected to when the natural gas furnace goes on. But, of course, I am worried that something is horribly wrong with my son. 6. I got Natures Way this time around. I’ll look it up online. I look up “sweating fenugreek”. This is mainly because my wife no longer smells like maple syrup. The maple syrup smell the body produces after the consumption of fenugreek can lead many doctors to misdiagnoses and to think that the patient is suffering from a disease called Maple syrup urine disease. This thread is archived. Fenugreek is an herb used in Indian cooking and curries. Posted by 1 year ago. I've been using fenugreek to massage into my body, but now I'm starting to make myself and entire HOUSE (living room, kitchen, my room) smell like maple syrup, I'm guessing the scent is really strong because I walked into a classroom and a T.A. Really. Fenugreek extract is the perfect raw material for formulating maple flavors with and it could also be useful in coffee, caramel, toffee, butterscotch, beef and nut flavors. I’ll omit the leaf. New York City officials have discovered the source of a mysterious maple syrup smell that has enveloped the city (Manhattan in particular) at various times since 2005.. I opened the bottle and it really smells like maple syrup. Smells and tastes like maple syrup/caramel. He could smell maple syrup on her hands but that's the only place. We just asked the Mayor if there was any thought of a maple syrup smell warning system—alerts when Frutarom processed the fenugreek seeds. Maple syrup urine disease (MSUD) is a rare, inherited metabolic disorder. Used in curry's and North African and Indian cuisine primarily. Sotolon is the major aroma and flavor component of fenugreek seed and lovage, and is one of several aromatic and flavor components of artificial maple syrup. The culprit: a New Jersey facility that processes flavors and fragrances.. After the latest occurrence last month, officials launched a new investigation. It smells and tastes like maple syrup, and in fact they use it to flavor some cheaper syrups from time to time. from across the room said he smelled pancakes, and my whole family says the house smells like syrup and is soon going to find out it's me, though I … He was checked for MSUD as an infant and it came back negative. A herb with many health benefits, Fenugreek also makes you smell like maple syrup. Hence you can use it as a substitute. save hide report. Since fenugreek can cause uterine contractions, it should not be taken during pregnancy.When taken for lactation, the advice that is often offered is to slowly increase the dosage until the sweat or urine begins to smell like maple syrup. In populations to whom maple syrup is unfamiliar, the aroma can be likened to fenugreek, and fenugreek ingestion may impart the aroma to urine. … I kept asking my husband if he could smell it, thinking maybe I just couldn't smell myself, but there was definitely no smell. (Apparently, the seeds smell like maple syrup.) Comes in a leaf but mostly as a seed. The bad news is that the seeds are very hard. But now she says they're too expensive, you… Cancer prevention is all well and good, but there is a side effect of fenugreek seed consumption—it makes your armpits smell like maple syrup. Fenugreek’s most well-known compound is 4-hydroxyisoleucine, which works to normalize glucose metabolism. 74% Upvoted. That must be it. This distinct smell has an underlying consistency in each SAVE ME FROM product. Fenugreek is sometimes applied directly to the skin to treat wounds, eczema and swelling. Fenugreek seeds are known for their use in alternative medicine. He said no, so the next time we smell it … Also, fenugreek is sometimes added to maple syrup to enhance the aroma. Although it’s predominantly used as a herbal supplement, people often cook with Fenugreek seeds and use the leaves as a vegetable. Close. ... Has anyone used fenugreek that caused their baby to be fussy? The disease prevents your body from breaking down certain amino acids. But I'll just keep wearing my Sables. In the United States, where maple syrup is popular but expensive, fenugreek is widely used in lower-cost syrup products as a maple syrup flavoring such as Mapleine. share. Symptoms of MSUD varies between patients and is greatly related to the amount of residual enzyme activity. People who smell like maple syrup in public - why? 15 comments. Came across this as something to check out. The other day my mom was telling me about her work teaching English to refugee families. Ive Googled my face off, and while I can find references to things like Maple Syrup Urine Disease or the sweet breath some diabetics get, I cant find anything on maple syrup … I'm not sure if it is a coincidence or related. She said that the other day, a Nepali woman leaned over and asked her a question, and the woman smelled just like maple syrup… Along with the smell being present in ear wax of an affected individual during metabolic crisis. I was taking 4 capsules 4x/day at one point, and still no maple syrup smell. Kagey. Fenugreek is a popular herb native to the Mediterranean region and western Asia. In fact, the smell is so distinct, fenugreek seeds are often used for imitation maple syrup and coffee. ... a Nepali woman leaned over and asked her a question, and the woman smelled just like maple syrup. Updated, 6:10 p.m. | It wafted, seductively, over Staten Island, Brooklyn, then Manhattan, a smell that was sweet but indecipherable. Re: Want to smell like maple syrup? The seed needs to be ground, as prepared (ground) fenugreek powder has a short-shelf life. Some say the seeds smell like maple syrup. Curiously, in areas with milder climates where maple syrup is not as available, the disease is associated with fenugreek instead. Maca (Lepidum Meveni) is a root vegetable that’s been grown for thousands of years. There is no exact proportion but you can just add a … Don't forget to vote in the 2020 hair length poll! Really. Maple syrup and fenugreek share the same chemical compound named ‘sotolone’, which is responsible for the peculiar smell. The first wave arrived in October 2005, drawing thousands of New Yorkers onto the streets for a lively debate. Often called by its Hindi name, methi, fenugreek’s seeds and leaves can be found in stews and spice mixes throughout most of the varied regional cuisines of India and Pakistan. She had been taking Fenugreek supplements, and in the doses she was consuming, they made her smell exactly like maple syrup. The characteristic odor of Fenugreek Extract is celery like, balsamic, burnt brown sugar and it … ; Welcome back, Unregistered! People who smell like maple syrup in public - why? If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ.You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. My 8 1/2 month old son has developed a maple syrup smell in the last few days. Supplementing fenugreek may cause body secretions, including urine, to smell like maple syrup. Mysterious New York City Smell Is Fenugreek Every since 2005, New Yorkers have occasionally experienced the smell of maple syrup wafting over their neighborhood. And now the mayor has revealed that the likely source was fenugreek seeds used to produce fragrances at a plant in Hudson County in New Jersey..