Fennel Seed - Organic
1/4 - 1/2 teaspoons prepared as an infusion.
The Fennel plant is a perennial that is considered indigenous to the shores of the Mediterranean. It is one of the few plants that have been used as a vegetable, a medicinal herb, and a spice. The seed contains the volatile oil anethole, which is the same compound that gives anise its sweet licorice flavour. It also contains many other phytochemicals, such as phytoestrogens. It is also a powerful antioxidant. Fennel is strong flavored and works well in savory creations. Use in breads, meat dishes, and tomato sauces.