Organic Fennel Seed 30g
Country of Origin: India/Egypt
Ah, organic fennel seed. While it’s not a common spice, it certainly should be. With a sweet flavour profile similar to anise and licorice, organic fennel seed adds a comforting aroma to anything it’s added to. It’s like giving your mouth a comfortable sweater and some fuzzy slippers. Add organic fennel seed to chai tea or hot chocolate for extra sweetness and depth. Or, crush the seed pods and crust your meats in the toasted spice. However you choose to use organic fennel seeds, you’ll be adding a little bit of love to every bite. (It’s corny but true!)
How to use organic fennel seed?
Organic fennel seed can be cooked, consumed, and used aesthetically. Like most spices, fennel seed’s uses are dependant on the form it comes in.
Organic fennel seeds are best used in cooking once they have been crushed with the flat edge of a knife and roasted gently on the stove. As you crush them, the fennel seeds will release oils and aromas that make meats, pasta, and beverages sing. They’re particularly potent when cooking fish - replace scales with a crust of fennel seeds for a more palatable crunch. There are plenty of fennel seed recipes to choose from - all that’s left for you to decide is, dinner or dessert?
Organic fennel seeds can be used for a whole host of topical and internal applications. When rubbed on the skin, the oil from the seeds can help prevent excessive hair growth and can act as some protection from sunburns. It can be used to help treat colic in babies, too. That makes organic fennel seeds perfect for beach trips with the baby - just don’t mix up who gets what! Finally, fennel seeds can be added to seasonal potpourri to build ambience and hide the smell of burning gingerbread.
100% Organic Fennel Seed
Country of origin
Fennel seeds are another spice historically cited as having magical properties. While we haven’t been able to make any spells work, organic fennel seeds have been demonstrated to help with snake bites and creating a spectacular ambience. Used in Ancient Egypt as both food and medicine and in the Middle Ages to ward off evil spirits, organic fennel seeds have an intriguing history. Originally cultivated in southern Mediterranean regions, it now grows wild throughout the Northern, Eastern, and Western hemispheres.
Storage / Packaging
Organic fennel seeds should be sealed at ambient temperature. The container should be kept in a dry area - and out of direct sunlight. When stored correctly in its original box, our fennel seeds have a shelf life of 1.5 years from its packaging date.
Although it’s true that all spices will eventually lose their flavour over time, our packaging works to stretch every tasty second of the fennel seed’s shelf life. Made out of biodegradable, compostable bags designed to lock in every morsel of flavour, you can rest easy knowing that your ingredients will always taste right. Plus, you can feel great about doing something good for the environment! That certainly deserves a second helping of chocolate fennel pudding...
Organic fennel seed is a great addition to sweet and savoury spice pairings. It’s particularly potent in blends of holiday favourites, including cinnamon, cloves, and fenugreek. While it might be a more subtle spice, adding organic fennel seed to your spice cabinet will deepen your culinary repertoire and add a little cheer all year round. Try combining it with:
- Star Anise
- Black Mustard
- Cumin Seeds
Organic Fennel Seed Health Benefits
Organic fennel seeds are primarily used after meals to help freshen your breath and cleanse your palate. It will leave your mouth feeling cool and sweet, cutting through any heavy tastes from your meal. In addition to helping you steal a goodnight kiss, fennel seed health benefits are thought to be extensive. That makes the practice a good choice (no matter how your date is going!).
- Organic fennel seeds can help to regulate blood pressure. It also is traditionally used to purify the body’s bloodstream, clearing out toxins and built-up sludge by reducing water retention.
- When brewed as a tea, organic fennel seeds may help with indigestion, bloating, and constipation.
- Eating organic fennel seeds have been known to help with breathing problems by clearing the sinuses.
- Finally, the spice is chock full of vitamins and nutrients, including vitamin A, Zinc, Calcium, and Selenium.
The buck doesn’t stop there! Organic fennel seed is still being investigated for its effectiveness in a variety of other areas of medicine. Many exciting new findings have indicated that there are extensive health benefits associated with organic fennel seeds.
While organic fennel seeds have clearly established health benefits, it should be noted that they aren’t a replacement for modern medicine. Please make sure to seek professional medical advice from a qualified doctor or other healthcare professionals when looking to treat specific medical ailments.
|Alternative Names||Foeniculum Vulgare|