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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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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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Tip: To make a soothing tea, add a teaspoon of fennel seeds to boiling water and simmer for five minutes.
Your best bet for grinding the fennel seeds is a spice or coffee grinder, but you also can crush them with the bottom of a heavy saucepan.
Add lentils, water, carrots, celery, tomatoes and their liquid, basil, thyme, bay, fennel seed, and pepper.
In a blender, combine 2 tablespoons dry basil; 4 teaspoons dry oregano leaves; 2 teaspoons each dry marjoram leaves, dry tarragon, dry thyme leaves, and dry savory leaves; 1 1/2 teaspoons crushed bay leaves; and 1 teaspoon each fennel seed, dry mint leaves, ground sage, dry rosemary leaves, and dry lavender (optional).
Crack fennel seeds in a mortar with a pestle and mix with cayenne, salt and pepper.
Other information: Apparently, the long-term use of fennel seed can aid weight loss but as with any other diet, seek advice first.
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.
Emily Rosenberg, a pastry sous chef at the Four Seasons Maui at Wailea, added toasted fennel seeds to give the tart a subtle crunch.
METHOD 1 Place onion and fennel in a pot with a splash of oil and cook to soften without colour, around 10 mins adding fennel seeds after 5 mins.
Transfer to a bowl and add 1 tsp fennel seeds, 1 tsp plain flour, 1 crushed garlic clove and salt and pepper, and stir well.
2 Meanwhile, mix the rosemary, fennel seeds, garlic salt and some freshly ground black pepper in a shallow bowl.
INGREDIENTS 500g chorizo cooking sausages 50g fresh breadcrumbs 1/2 tsp each fennel seeds and cumin seeds 300g ready-rolled puff pastry 1 egg, beaten Poppy seeds For the spicy dipping sauce: 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped 1 tbsp olive oil 400ml passata 1 tsp each ground cumin, paprika and crushed red chillies 1 tsp red wine vinegar METHOD: 1.