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Fennel

Technical Name : Foeniculum vulgare

Vegetarian

Taste Profile

It has a sweet licorice, anise like taste.

Usage Tips

  1. Fennel leaves can be added to various dishes and beverages to add flavour.
  2. Fennel leaves can be stored for a week in a vegetable crisper.
  3. Fennel seeds are used whole or powdered as a spice in different dishes.
  4. Fennel bulb tastes great when grilled or roasted with other vegetables.

Common names and forms

  1. Fennel Whole
  2. Organic Fennel Whole

Description

Fennel is a pleasant smelling herb and has yellow flowers. The seeds from this herb are harvested and dried for use in cooking.The end of the plant has a bulb which is very popularly used as a vegetable.

Health benefits

  • Fennel helps to cure digestive problems like intestinal gas and bloating.(1)
  • It also helps in regulating blood pressure.(1)
  • Antioxidants like beta-carotene and Vitamin A  help to protect cells against damage from free radicals.(1)
  • Choline present in it helps to reduce chronic inflammation.(1)

Selection Guide

Go for fennel plants which are white and smooth. Avoid too large and old plants.

Note

Fennel may cause allergic reaction in people who are allergic to plants like celery and mugwort. It may increase the risk of bleeding disorders.(2)

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