Fennel is a member of the carrot or Umbelliferae family, and widely used in Provençal cuisine.

It is sometimes referred to as sweet fennel, Florence fennel, and, finocchio.

Fennel, with its feathery dark green plumes, has a flavor similar to licorice that makes a delicious addition to soups and seafood dishes.

Fennel is a good source of fiber, potassium and vitamin C and also contains phytoestrogens.

Antioxidant Score (ORAC)=307

Selecting and Storing Fennel

Look for fennel that bulbs that are firm with feathery, green fronds. Store in the refrigerator crisper, where the vegetable should keep for three to four days.

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About The Author

Kelley Herring, founder of Healing Gourmet, is a natural nutrition enthusiast with a background in biochemistry. Her passion is educating on how foods promote health and protect against disease and creating simple and delicious recipes for vibrant health and enjoyment.

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