Top Rated National® Online Kitchen Goods
0

Your Cart is Empty

Herb 101: Fennel

by Uldreich Sam Crisostomo October 24, 2017

Herb 101: Fennel

According to Wikipedia, a Fennel is a flowering plant species in the carrot family. It is a hardy, perennial herb with yellow flowers and feathery leaves. It is considered as one of the healthiest food, not just the herb category, in the world. It is a highly aromatic and flavorful herb with culinary and medicinal uses and, along with the similar-tasting anise, is one of the primary ingredients of absinthe. The word "fennel" developed from the Middle English fenel or fenyl. This came from the Old English fenol or finol, which in turn came from the Latin feniculum or foeniculum, the diminutive of fenum or faenum, meaning "hay". The Latin word for the plant was ferula, which is now used as the genus name of a related plant.

Fennel is composed of a white or pale green bulb from which closely superimposed stalks are arranged. The stalks are topped with feathery green leaves near which flowers grow and produce fennel seeds. The bulb, stalk, leaves and seeds are all edible. Fennel belongs to the Umbellifereae family and is therefore closely related to parsley, carrots, dill and coriander.

A 100-gram portion of fennel seeds provides 345 kcal of food energy, and it is a rich source of the daily value for protein, dietary fiber, B vitamins and several dietary minerals, especially calcium, iron, magnesium and manganese, all of which exceed 100% DV needed by the body.

Just a bonus, a healthy sauteed fennel and onions make a wonderful side dish.
Uldreich Sam Crisostomo
Uldreich Sam Crisostomo



Also in Blog Articles

Herb 101: Hyssop
Herb 101: Hyssop

by Uldreich Sam Crisostomo November 17, 2017

Read More
Herb 101: Greenthread
Herb 101: Greenthread

by Uldreich Sam Crisostomo November 16, 2017

Read More
Herb 101: Feverfew
Herb 101: Feverfew

by Uldreich Sam Crisostomo November 15, 2017

Read More
News & Updates

Sign up to get the latest on sales, new releases and more …