Fennel Pollen, California
Fennel pollen is native to the Mediterranean and is now grown in many parts of the world including China, India and the States. The fennel plant grows wild all around the state of California, where its tiny yellow flowers are collected, dried and screened for the pollen. Pure fennel pollen from California, sometimes called the “spice of the angels”, is of the highest quality and is some of the best in the world.
The aromatic aroma of fennel is said to symbolize flattery and to be an emblem of heroism.
The aroma of fennel pollen is sweet, pungent, and has all of the great qualities of fennel and then some. The flavor is similar to fennel seed only more intense. Just a dash of pollen can transform an average dish into supreme cuisine. Use to enhance seafood, poultry, pork, vegetables and soups.