Fennel seeds are the dried seeds of the Fennel plant. They look like a grooved or ridged grain of rice. They come in colors ranging from bright green to pale green and tan. They are common in Indian and North African cuisine. Fennel seeds is used as a spice and is native to Europe and Asia Minor. They are available throughout the year. They are not only used in the whole form but also used in powdered form in cooking.
When buying Fennel seeds, look for plump, unwrinkled seeds with a strong fragrance.
People who are allergic to saunf should avoid its use, as it can cause allergic reaction, like troubled breathing, hives, rash, swelling of lips or face and closing of the throat.(2) Excess consumption of green saunf can increase the risk of miscarriage in pregnant women by inducing menstruation.(3)
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