Baby fennel

Baby fennel

  • +Description

    Baby fennel is the thickened stem base of a fennel plant. The shape of the white tuber varies from flat to round. Fennel is native to the southern Mediterranean. The vegetable is often seen as a herb. The taste is anise-like, slightly sweet and yet spicy. Both leave and tube are edible

  • +Availability

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    Baby fennel is available from South Africa

  • +Main nutrients

    Calcium, Copper, Fiber, Folate, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Niacin, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamine C.

Main varieties

  • Baby fennel

    Baby fennel

    Baby fennel is the thickened stem base of a fennel plant. The shape of the white tuber varies from flat to round.

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Preparation

Preparation

First always wash baby fennel. From here, either eat the fennel raw or cooked. Baby fennel can be easily add whole into a dish, due to its size. Cooking fennel, softens its taste.

Consumption

Fresh baby fennel can be eaten raw. Fennel can also be boiled and baked. The vegetable tastes great in soups and stews. It’s licorice flavor becomes milder when it is cooked. Fennel is a good complement to seafood and poultry recipes.

When to eat

Choose baby fennels with firm, crisp pale bulbs and bright-green leaves. Baby fennel can best be kept in the refrigerator and consumed within five days.

Did you know?

  • Fennel liqueur is called Finocchietto.
  • The Roman historian Pliny recommended fennel as an aid for eyesight.
  • Flies are said to dislike fennel. Powdered fennel is used to keep flies away from kennels and stables.
  • Fennel is one of the oldest recorded vegetable