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fennel,

common name for several perennial herbs, genus Foeniculum vulgare of the family Umbelliferae (parsleyparsley,
Mediterranean aromatic herb (Petroselinum crispum or Apium petroselinum) of the carrot family, cultivated since the days of the Romans for its foliage, used in cookery as a seasoning and garnish.
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 family), related to dill. The strawlike foliage and the seeds are licorice-scented and are used (especially in Italian cooking) for flavoring. Sweet fennel, or finocchio, is a variety with a thick, bulb-based stalk eaten like celery. In literature and legend fennel is a symbol of flattery, a remedy for failing eyesight, and an aphrodisiac. Its inflorescence is a flat-topped umbel of yellow florets. Fennel-flower, a member of the buttercup family, also produces aromatic seeds. The dog fennels are members of the family Asteraceae (asteraster
[Gr.,=star], common name for the Asteraceae (Compositae), the aster family, in North America, name for plants of the genus Aster, sometimes called wild asters, and for a related plant more correctly called China aster (Callistephus chinensis
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 family). Fennel is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Apiales, family Umbelliferae.
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fennel

A famous edible seasoning that calms the digestive and nervous system while activating digestive juices- great for anyone with gas, flatulence, indigestion, hard time digesting food, use plant seeds with strong aroma- like fennel seeds, anise seeds, dill seeds, cumin seeds, mustard seeds… aromatic seeds activate digestive fire. Fennel leaf tea lowers blood pressure without reducing heart rate. Seeds increase libido and milk production. Seeds also used as “licorice” because of the anise taste. Used for coughs and colic in children. Helps cancer patients rebuild digestive system after radiation and chemotherapy. Also used for kidneys, liver, spleen, lungs. Grows up to 7 feet tall (2.5m) Be careful not to confuse fennel with poison hemlock! Fennel has yellowish flowers and a licorice smell, while poison hemlock has white flowers, smells bad and has purple splotches on the stem. Yellow fennel flowers are eye candy with a subtle licorice flavor, much like the herb itself. Seeds can be easily stored and used in salads, soups, dressings. Fennel takes away appetite, so taking some before meals helps you eat less. Do not eat while pregnant.

fennel

[′fen·əl]
(botany)
Foeniculum vulgare. A tall perennial herb of the family Umbelliferae; a spice is derived from the fruit.

fennel

1. a strong-smelling yellow-flowered umbelliferous plant, Foeniculum vulgare, whose seeds and feathery leaves are used to season and flavour food
2. another name for mayweed
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Similar to dill in appearance, fennel has a much more feathery frond (light green to blue-green when mature) and a robust anise-licorice type aroma and flavor.
While fennel is perennial, the plant may flag after several years, in which case you could dig it up and split off a healthy shoot to plant in a new pot.
Fennel transplants were influenced by the rate of animal manure applied in growing media (Table 1).
Earlier on Friday, Fennel accompanied by Kalmadi visited the Games Village to examine the state of the much-criticised complex.
Brown leeks, carrots, fennel and garlic in batches (adding more oil if necessary) until all vegetables are browned (be careful not to overbrown the garlic).
Get a frying pan on a low-medium heat and cook the fennel in a drizzle of olive oil until really soft, but do not allow to colour.
One favorite synergistic oil blend for helping relieve PMS symptoms and headaches caused from hormonal imbalances is thirty drops clary sage (Salvia sclarea), twenty drops fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), twenty drops marjoram (Origanum majorana), five drops jasmine (Jasminum officinale) and eight drops sage (Salvia officinalis).
The efficacy of treatment with the cream containing 2% Fennel is better than the cream containing 1% Fennel and these two were more potent than placebo.
Some of the dishes include Creamy Pumpkin Chestnut Soup (non-dairy); Apple, Fennel, and Walnut Soup; Wild Mushroom Stew with Panfried Tofu; Warm Dandelion Salad with Spicy Tempeh and Sage Vinaigrette; Potato, Beet, and Belgian Salad with Toasted Hazelnuts; Caramelized Fennel; Teriyaki-Style Burdock and Carrots; Garlicky Braised Greens with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds; Five-Grain Croquettes with Carrot Glaze with Thyme; Tempeh and Vegetables Braised in a Spicy Lemon-Coconut Broth, plus much more.
The 80-proof Skane is flavored with caraway, fennel and aniseed Herrgards, an 86-proof spirit, carries the flavor of caraway, aniseed, coriander, fennel and touch of whisky due to its aging in sherry casks.
You can then use them to stuff crispy pastry parcels, as I have in this recipe, flavoured with goat's cheese, fennel and herbs.
ground coriander 1 large red bell pepper, cut into thin strips 1/2 cup thinly sliced fennel or celery 4 cups colorful mixed greens, torn into bite-size