Fennel is a flower plant in the family of carrots. It’s a perennial plant with yellow flowers and feathery leafs. It came about in Mediterranean and from there it came to the US and to countless other parts of the world where they are used in cuisine.
Both the leafs and fruit are used in American cooking as a spice and addition to many meals. It’s considered to be a healthy food and with good reasons so it’s becoming more prevalent now when there’s more care about such matters.
- The Ancient Greeks considered fennel as a godly food, and it was believed that the vegetable distributed godly knowledge through charcoal in the vegetable’s stalks.
- It smells like anise.
- The whole of the plant is edible.