Fennel is a wonderful herb known for its culinary benefits. It is a popular herb in many cuisines in the world.
But again, there are fennel haters or fennel phobia that we can see amongst us.
Health benefits of fennel:
Digestive problem – acid reflux, gas, bloating, loss of appetite, cough, bronchitis, backache, vision problem, bedwetting, colic in infants – for all these conditions fennel is a good remedy.
Why people hate fennel?
Fennel leaves and seeds both taste almost same. The fennel seed bitterness can be harsh for many. Taste is like anise and somewhat like black licorice. Most of the use of fennel is in the seed form. It has produces strong aroma and enhances flavor of any food. This aroma that gets into the taste bud and the system is what makes people unhappy. People who hate fennel also dislike licorice. Because they have same smell and annoying taste that lasts longer.
How to use fennel? Use fennel bulb in salad – cut into small pieces and add to salad. If you dislike its seeds, then make powder and add it in little quantity in your food. This way it can escape your taste bud!
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Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: December 18, 2017