Fennel, Whole Seed
1 lb bag $4.95
5 lb bag $24.75
Whole Fennel Seed
Whole fennel seeds are a healthy antioxidant loaded with minerals including copper, calcium, potassium, manganese, selenium and magnesium. They are also full of fiber and are good for heart health.
Fennel and fennel seeds have a very long history. During the Medieval times, Fennel was hung over doorways to keep evil spirits out and fennel seeds were inserted into keyholes to keep ghosts from entering. Fennel was used by doctors to aid in snake and insect bites. Today, fennel seeds are not only flavorful, but offer many interesting health benefits. Fennel can be ingested to assist in digestive issues like heartburn, bloating, gas and appetite issues. Fennel seeds, when chewed, act as a natural breath freshener. Fennel seeds also boost your metabolism, assist in a healthy weight and act as an anti-inflammatory. Fennel seeds, when added to tea help induce relaxation and sleep.
Fennel seeds are not actually seeds, but the fruit of the perennial herb, fennel (but we’re going to call them seeds just the same). The seeds are very aromatic and have a mild bittersweet anise or licorice flavor. They are also available ground into a fine powder and are primarily used as a spice in many Mediterranean, European and Indian dishes but are increasingly found in other cuisines like Chinese.
The seeds are oblong shaped and range in color from pale yellow to green, which slowly throughout time fade. Fennel can can be eaten raw or toasted and are often used in breads, cakes, cookies and some hot drinks, such as spiced tea. It is also used to flavor butter, cheese spreads and salad dressings. Fennel seeds blend well with fish, wild game, beef and also enhances the flavors of grains like barley and rye berries.
Mount Hope Wholesale offers the freshest whole fennel seeds in convenient one and five pound bulk bags.