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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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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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You can even make a DIY mouthwash with Fennel seeds. All you need to do is, add a table spoon of saunf in a glass of water and slow boil it for a while.
4 tbsp olive oil 4 garlic cloves, crushed 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely sliced 11/2 tsp fennel seeds 400g spaghetti 2 tsp smoked paprika 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes 2 tsp sugar 400g pack frozen mixed cooked seafood, defrosted small bunch parsley or basil, chopped
3 Using a pestle and mortar, grind the fennel seeds. Add to the pan with the aubergine, onion and garlic.
Her recipe for sauerkraut includes cabbage and sea salt, and flavorings like ginger, turmeric, cumin, cayenne and fennel seeds, Juraszek chants while preparing batches of kraut and plays "high-vibrational" music to inspire fermentation.
A tasty one-pan supper bursting with North African flavours Ingredients 500g boneless, skinless chicken thigh 3 medium red onions, in thick wedges 500g small red potato, thickly sliced 2 red peppers, de-seeded, thickly sliced 1 garlic clove, finely chopped 1 tsp each ground cumin, smoked paprika, slightly crushed fennel seeds 3 tbsp olive oil 1 lemon (zest and juice) 50g blanched almonds, roughly chopped 170g 0% Greek yoghurt, to serve Small handful parsley or coriander, chopped, to serve 1 Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/Gas 6.
I'm using Italian sausages, with a bit of spice to them and that lovely aniseed flavour that you get from the fennel seeds, rather than traditional mince, but you could follow this recipe exchanging the sausage for mince.
Dhruv Baker'S SPICED TOMATO AND GRUYERE TARTLETS WITH FENNEL JAM INGREDIENTS (Serves 4) 2 tbsp light olive oil 6 large, very ripe tomatoes, diced salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 tsp fennel seeds 2 tsp nigella seeds 400g (14oz) puff pastry flour, for dusting 3 medium tomatoes, thinly sliced and lightly salted to draw out some moisture 1 tbsp olive oil 150g (51/2oz) vegetarian Gruyere cheese, grated rocket and watercress, to serve For the jam: 25g (scant 1oz) unsalted butter 1 fennel bulb, sliced extremely finely (ideally with a mandolin) 1 white onion, thinly sliced 150g (51/2oz) soft brown sugar 100ml (31/2fl oz) malt vinegar 2 tsp fennel seeds METHOD 1.
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INGREDIENTS: 300g dried cannellini beans 2 bay leaves Extra virgin olive oil 1 large onion, finely diced 1 large carrot, finely diced 1 large celery stalk, finely diced 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped Flaky sea salt 1tsp fennel seeds, crushed A small handful of thyme leaves Freshly ground black pepper 1 x 400g tin of chopped tomatoes 1/2 a loaf of stale bread, crustless, torn into small chunks 1 whole cavolo nero, roughly shredded METHOD: 1.
500g seedless red grapes 2A1/2 tsp fennel seeds, crushed slightly 2 tsp soft dark brown sugar Flaked sea salt and black pepper 2 small fennel bulbs, cut lengthways into 3-4mm-thick slices (use a mandoline, ideally); fronds reserved 60ml olive oil 1 lemon, zest finely grated, to get 1 tsp, then juiced, to get 2 tbsp Finely grated zest of A1/2 orange A1/2 tsp nigella seeds 30g mint leaves, roughly torn 50g shelled pistachios, lightly toasted and roughly chopped Heat the oven to 140C/285F/gas mark 1.
Keep your digestive system calm by consuming a bit of fennel seeds, ginger, yogurt and papaya, say experts.
Anne's coriander lamb INGREDIENTS 2tbsp coconut oil or sunflower oil 500g cubed lamb shoulder 2 onions, chopped A large bunch of coriander leaves, chopped 1 mild green chilli, deseeded and finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, very finely chopped 5cm piece of fresh ginger, peeled and grated 2tbsp ground coriander 1tsp ground turmeric 1/2 tsp fennel seeds Seeds from 2 cardamom pods A pinch of ground cloves A pinch of ground cinnamon 2tsp mild chilli powder 4 curry leaves 1 tomato, chopped A good pinch of salt 200ml water 2tbsp toasted flaked almonds, to garnish (optional) METHOD 1.