How to cook Fennel
The aromatic leaves are excellent in herbal teas and salads, or stuffed into fish before baking or roasting. The bulb can be eaten raw in salads, too, and should be thinly sliced. Fennel can also be steamed, baked, braised or roasted and is commonly used in Italian and French cuisine. Fennel seeds are used widely as a spice.
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DID YOU KNOW?
Fennel is a vegetable of the plant family Apiaceae, and is related to carrots, parsley, coriander and celery. We eat various parts of the plant, including the bulb, the leaves, flowers, and seeds.
The ancient Romans were big fans of fennel and used it for many things, including soothing stomach aches.
Garden insects love fennel flowers, so it’s a brilliant plant for attracting them into your garden.
What are the health benefits?
Fennel is a source of potassium. Potassium helps our muscles to work properly so we can move around.