Fennel Seed Whole

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In Greek mythology, the Titan Prometheus is credited with using a stalk of fennel to steal fire from the gods for the benefit of humanity. While the feathery foliage was bestowed with fire-stealing powers, the seed was chewed to tame bad breath, indigestion and flatulence.

Fennel seed is also one of the ingredients in the classic infant colic formula known as gripe water.

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information at a glance

approximate cups to one pound5
active compoundsAnethole, Fenchone, Coumarins, Sterols, Flavonoids
plant part usedseed

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsKeep in a cool, dark place in a sealed container.
appearance & aromaElongated with ridges and a pleasantly sweet-spicy fragrance.


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cosmeticAdd to potpourri mixes for visual appeal and bright aroma.
culinaryUse to flavor breads, vegetables (especially cabbage), meats, soups and stews.
safetyThe crushed seed is used in incense blends.

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fennel seed

Similar to anise or licorice. Pairs particularly well with cabbage, onions, fish, cheese, rosemary, thyme and parsley.

formulas & recipes

fennel seed

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what else you should know

fennel seed

Fennel is a flowering perennial in the celery family commonly grown as a garden vegetable and for its feathery, licorice-flavored foliage. Fennel is also harvested for its seed, the flavor of which is comparable to anise. In fact, although the herb is sometimes referred to as anise, it should not be confused with the spice star anise.

Fennel seed has many culinary applications. It is used to flavor breads, cakes and cookies, as well as cordials. The seed is also prepared as tea, which reputedly helps to settle an upset stomach and relieve gas.

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This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

please be advised: 
Before making any changes to your diet you should always consult with your doctor,
especially if you are pregnant, nursing or have existing conditions.