Fennel – one of the world’s healthiest foods!

Fennel – one of the world’s healthiest foods!

Fennel, which is most often associated with Italian and Mediterranean cooking, is crunchy and slightly sweet with a distinctive licorice flavor. The pale green bulb, feathery green leaves and stalks are edible. Fennel is closely related to parsley, carrots, dill and coriander. Fennel contains over 80 nutrients (yes, 80!) including vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, calcium, iron, potassium, folate, and magnesium. The fennel bulb is a very good source of fiber and may help reduce cholesterol levels. To retain nutrition levels, it is best to store Fennel in the refrigerator crisper to reduce heat, light, and air exposure.