Fennel is a herb with a mild but distinctive liquorice flavour and fragrance. Fennel is believed to have originated in Southern Europe and Mediterranean regions.

Fennel comprises of the crunchy, bulbous, pale green root; feathery fronds with the appearance of carrot tops; and seeds inside the butter-yellow blossoms of the mature plant.

 

Health Benefits

 

  • Used in traditional folk medicine for supporting people with digestion, reproductive and respiratory related problems. (1)

 

  • High in vitamin C which provides antioxidants to prevent cancerous free radicals forming. (2)

 

  • Includes the beneficial phytonutrient potassium, an electrolyte that reduces blood pressure to stable levels. (3)

 

  • Contains fibre which prevents bad cholesterol build-up and absorbs water in the digestive system. (4)

 

  • Supplies the trace minerals: manganese, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and copper which work together to provide metabolic support, tissue and bone strength. (5)

 

Fennel Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 100 grams, bulb, raw

  Amt. Per 
Serving
% Daily 
Value*
Calories 31
Calories from Fat 2
Total Fat 0 g 0%
Saturated Fat 0 g 0%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 52 mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 7 g 2%
Dietary Fibre 3 g 12%
Sugar 0 g
Protein 1 g
Vitamin A3% Vitamin C 20%
Calcium5% Iron 4%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie intake.

 

 

 

 

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