Fennel is highly prized for its licorice-like flavor and the myriad of health benefits it provides and has been used in natural remedies since ancient times. Originally cultivated in the Mediterranean, fennel remains especially prevalent in Greek and Italian cuisine – though its influence has spread globally over the years.
It is easily recognized by its pale bulb and long green stalks and can be grown almost anywhere. All parts of the fennel plant – including the bulb, stalk, leaves, and seeds – are edible and contribute a nice blend of flavor to other foods.
Nutritional breakdown of fennel
One raw fennel bulb contains only 73 calories, 0.5 grams of fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 2.9 grams of protein, 17 grams of carbohydrate, and 7 grams of dietary fiber (28% of daily…
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