Fennel

Often mistaken for celery, this vegetable tastes quite similar to anise or licorice. Fennel is often grown for its seeds and oil from its leaves, and is even used to prepare some types of alcohol—it is a primary ingredient of absinthe. Fennel is the eponym of the city of Marathon, Greece (which closely translates to “place of fennel”).  Fennel is native to southern Europe and the Mediterranean area. Like many of its fellow spices, fennel contains its own unique combination of phytonutrients that give it strong antioxidant properties. Additionally, the fennel bulb is an ..

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