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Ground Fennel

Ground Fennel
Ground Fennel
Ground Fennel Ground Fennel

Ground Fennel

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Net Weight:
2 oz
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Fennel is native to the Mediterranean and subsequently spread farther north into Europe and also to the Far East. There are two primary types - sweet fennel and bitter fennel. Bitter fennel is more common in the US and is cultivated in Argentina, central Europe, Germany, Hungary, India and Russia. Our bitter fennel is grown in India.

Bitter fennel is a member of the Apiaceae family (parsley family) and the scientific name is Foeniculum vulgare Mill. Fennel Seeds are ridged and oval in shape and the color is pale or bright green to brownish yellow in color. Fennel Seeds resemble their family member caraway seed (although a bit less curved than caraway). Our Indian grown fennel is straighter and smaller than European fennel with a sweet anise flavor. When toasted the seed becomes less sweet and a bit spicy.

Fennel seeds (also called the fruit) are actually a spice, while the edible roots, stalks and leaves of the plant are considered an herb. We also carry Cracked Fennel. The bulb-like vegetable known as fennel, Florence fennel or Italian fennel while related to the herb fennel and similar in flavor is not the same plant.
A popular spice in the Mediterranean and European regions, fennel is known as "the fish herb" by Italian and French cooks. The French use them in fish soups, vinagrettes and in some versions of their popular Herbs de Provence blend. The Italians like adding them to meatballs, pasta sauces, pizza, pepperoni, salami, sambuca and sausages. Arabs use them to flavor breads and salads while the Spanish prefer them in baked goods.

In Asia, fennel seeds are used to season cabbages, fish sauces, roasted lamb, mutton and pork curries, sweet and sour dishes. In India fennel seeds are toasted in oil to release their flavor where they are then used ground or whole in breads, curries, lentils, spice blends, soups and vegetables. In Kashmir ground fennel is a key ingredient in egg and fish egg curries and in Sri Lanka ground fennel is found in many hot curries and stews.

Fennel will quickly lose its flavor when ground so we grind them weekly in small batches for optimum flavor. We recommend adding fennel at the end of the cooking process for the best flavor.

Fennel goes well with beets, lentils, potatoes, in sauerkraut, stews, meat and chicken dishes, sauces, herb butters, dips and dressings, salads, omelets, apple pie, cakes, pastries, puddings, and spiced fruit.

Works well in combination with cinnamon, cumin, fenugreek and Sichuan Peppercorns.

Whole fennel seeds are used in Bengali Five Spice while ground fennel is also the key ingredient in Chinese Five Spice and cracked fennel is used in our Adobo Lime Rub and our Breakfast Sausage blends.

4.8 out of 5
16 total ratings.

Glenn I. (Verified buyer) 03/08/2022
Good spice Great for lasagna, spaghetti, sausages, chili, pizza, etc

Grant F. (Verified buyer) 06/04/2021
Fennel Excellent!!!!

maximillian c. (Verified buyer) 05/10/2021
Fennel I am 2nd generation Sicilian; and a great cook; use fresh herbs when possible. I can not find ground fennel anywhere except from you company. Great product with wonderful flavor.

Priscilla W. (Verified buyer) 11/14/2020
Good digestive aid This ground fennel is tiny bits of fennel as opposed to a fine powder I usually buy from other brands. Comes in convenient plastic jar for storage. Tastes fresh.

Stephen W. (Verified buyer) 09/24/2020
Great company for all types Great company for all types of spices.

Cheryl O. (Verified buyer) 09/01/2020
ground fennel this ground fennel gets a 5 star rating - great

PETER P. (Verified buyer) 07/12/2020
fantastic fantastic

ERNIE P. (Verified buyer) 07/08/2020
Just what i needed for Just what i needed for a great price

Rosemarie M. (Verified buyer) 06/17/2020
ground fennel Love it. Great price for a great product.

Tim M. (Verified buyer) 07/13/2019
Great Fresh As always your spices are a whisper of delight, this fennel smelled great , tasted out of this world and will add that special touch to my recipes that use it.
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