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Fennel Seeds

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Fennel Seeds are used in cooking in almost every culture. Whole fennel seeds are quite versatile, and most commonly used in soup, stew and sauce recipes, or to season pork. In addition to pork, fennel seeds are also a great spice for chicken, fish, and for baked breads.


More Information

Fennel Pork Rub: Grind fennel seeds until coarse, not to a powder, and mix with equal parts salt & pepper. Use blend as a rub for pork roasts.

Candied Fennel Seeds: Add fennel seeds to a mixture of boiling sugar and water, stir until the liquid crystallizes. Remove from pot and allow to cool. Sprinkle on savory or sweet dishes to add sweetness and texture.

Fennel Seed Q&A


What are fennel seeds?

Fennel seeds are a spice that grow from the flowering plant called fennel, part of the carrot family.

What do fennel seeds taste like?

The flavor of fennel is slightly sweet and has a definite licorice-like taste.

Are fennel seeds and anise seeds the same?

Fennel seeds and anise seeds taste similar but they come from completely different plants.

Cooking With Fennel Seeds

Fennel is used in almost every culture; Italians use it on pork roast and in sauces, the French on fish, the Germans in sauerkraut, the Greeks in breads, the Chinese on poultry and people of India not only chew fennel as a breath freshener, but use it as an important ingredient in many curries. You can use it in sausage making, soups, cakes and cookies.


Dietary Information

Salt-Free

MSG-Free

Nut-Free

Dairy-Free

Gluten-Free

Onion-Free

Garlic-Free

Black Pepper-Free

Corn-Free

Capsicum-Free

Sweetener-Free

Sugar-Free

Sesame-Free

Vegetarian

Vegan