Fennel seeds are among the most popular and preferred spices that ate used globally. Its plant is soft, slender, and endowed with several culinary uses. While its roots are medicinal, the bulb can be made into salads. In addition, the flavors used in delicate spirits are sourced from its flowers while the seeds are used as a food additive and medicinal purposes.
Although the sweet, warm, and earthy seeds originate from India, they are now readily available worldwide.
- Helps to solve digestive problems like heartburn, colic, intestinal gas, loss of appetite, and bloating.
- It prevents infections in the respiratory tract such as coughs and bronchitis.
- It solves problems relating to bed-wetting, backache, and poor vision.
- Aids breast milk flow in women, ease menstruation, and boost libido.
- In laxatives, it is used as a flavoring agent.
Funnel seeds can be used as a whole, cracked, or grind coarsely before usage. The remnants should be stored in an airtight glass container. Usage is applicable to pickles, salad dressings, lentils, potatoes, beets, cabbage, and cheese spreads. Its flavor is also desired in meats, bread, grains, cakes, spiced tea, and cookies.
Shelf Life: 4 years