Fennel is both an herb and a spice. All parts of fennel plant are edible like the roots, stalks and leaves with the spice coming from dried seeds. It is a biennial, aromatic, stout, glabrous, 1.5 to 1.8 mtr high.
The ripe fruit (seed) is small, oblong, cylindrical, 6.8mm long, straight or slightly curved, greenish yellow, deeply furrowed, 5 ridged and having agreeable aroma. It is also grown in India, Australia and South America.
Fennel is a dried ripe fruit of a perennial aromatic herbaceous plant, which grows in mild climates. It is approximately 1/4 to 1/2 inches long and has a green food colour. It smells and tastes like amise with slight note of camphor.
Fennel Seeds have a natural minty flavor because of which they are popular as natural mouth fresheners. They have a dominant space in the Indian kitchen. They are consumed after food and are commonly referred as Saunf. Bharat Agro Industries are one of the leading fennel seeds manufacturers, suppliers and exporters throughout the world.
They are a commonly used ingredient in the Italian sausages and also in rye balls and meat breads. Fennel seeds are a rich source of minerals like potassium, manganese, magnesium, etc. There are two main constituents of fennel seeds, namely, Anethol and Fenchone. Fennel seeds come with a vast set of health benefits. The presence of Anethol in the fennel seeds helps to fight against cancer and indigestion.
It has long been used in India and China for its medicinal value and is used as a multi-purpose spice in food, medicines, liquors and perfume. It is also exported in the form of seeds, powder and volatile oil.