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Fennel Seed


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Description

Fennel seeds are derived from a flowering plant Fennel in the Carrot family.It is native to the shore of the Mediterranean. The Major producers of Fenugreek Seed are India, Mexico, China, Iran, Bulgaria, Syria, Egypt, and Afghanistan.

Description:

Fennel Seeds is highly aromatic and flavorful herb, used widely in several cuisines. It is derived from fennel that is cultivated for its edible, strongly flavored leaves and seeds. The Flavor of seeds comes from anethole, an aromatic compound. Fennel seeds yield both an herb and a spice. Fennel seeds are a long, thin and curved, with color varying from brown to light green. The Green color fennel seeds are being the superior quality. Dried fennel seeds is an aromatic, anise flavored spice, brown or green in color when fresh, slowly turning a dull gray as the seed ages.

Storage:

Fennel seeds can be stored in an airtight container away from moisture, heat, and sunlight. Then, they will remain their flavor for about two years.

Uses:

Fennel Seed is a spice with warm, aromatic flavor used in sweet and savory recipes around the globe, and particularly popular in Italian, Indian, and Middle Eastern cooking. They are used in soups, sauces, fish dishes, Lamb, Vegetable curries, pickles, and bread. They are also used in some sweet dishes like cakes, pancakes, desserts, confectionery, and drinks. In India, they are chewed as mouth fresheners

Health Benefits:

There are many Health’s Benefits mentioned below,

  • Prevents Anemia
  • Treats Indigestion
  • Treats Constipation
  • Prevent Heart Diseases
  • Prevent Cancer
  • Regulates Blood Pressure
  • Improves Brain Function
  • Treat Diarrhea
  • Boost Immunity
  • Improve Vision
  • Cure Respiratory Disorders
  • Improve Kidney Function
  • Protect Liver

Nutritional Value of Fennel Seed:

Nutritional Value of Fennel Seed contain per 100gms is mentioned below:

Energy                                345 kcal

Carbohydrates                  52.3 g

Fiber         39.8 g

Fat                                      14.9 g

Protein                               15.8 g

Vitamins

Vitamin A                           135 IU

Vitamin C                           21 mg

Thiamin                              0.4 mg

Riboflavin                          0.4 mg

Niacin                                 6.1 mg

Vitamin B6                         0.5 mg

Minerals

Calcium                               1196 mg

Iron                                      18.5 mg

Magnesium                        385 mg

Manganese                         6.5 mg

Phosphorus                        487 mg

Potassium                           1694 mg

Sodium                                88 mg

Zinc                                      3.7 mg

Copper                                 1.1 mg

Properties:

Shape:  Oval

Size:  4-10 mm

Color: Pale Greenish

Taste:  Sweet and Savory

 

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