Fennel seed is an essential spice in the garam masala mix. It is used as a panch poran (mix of 5 spices) in the Bengali, Oriya and Assamese cuisines. Fennel is also used in the Chinese five-spice powder.
Fennel seed is often used as a mouth refresher and after-meal digestive. A sweet and aromatic spice, fennel has many medicinal uses too. It aids in digestion and helps to reduce bloating and indigestion. The aromatics in fennel has a calming and cooling effect and is hence used in many of the Ayurvedic massage oils.
Fennel is known as a versatile ingredient in cooking as it can be used as a herb, spice or vegetable. In terms of nutrition, fennel seeds are tiny but they are mighty, the fennel contains minerals such as calcium, iron and magnesium.
|Recommended Application||Mainly added to the salads, soups, stews, confectionery and drinks|
|Taste & Aroma||The seed is slightly sweet and licorice and pairs well with the basil, cloves , oregano and thyme.|
|Cuisine||Indian, European, middle east, and Chinese|
|Handling & storage||Should be stored in air-tight bottles away from the moisture and pests|
|Shelf life||3 to 4 years|
|Country of origin||Southern Mediterranean|
Ani seeds (Fennel Seeds) | saumph ka beej | सौंफ का बीज | പെരുംജീരകം വിത്ത് | பெருஞ்சீரகம் விதை
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