All parts of the fennel are edible and from frond to seed will add a unique aniseedy-flavour to dishes. Popular ways to eat it are raw, braised or roasted and liberally sprinkled fronds over any manner of salad.

Reasons to eat fennel:

  • Full of potassium, a powerful vasodilator, fennel helps to keep blood pressure levels in check.
  • Fennel is unusual amongst most vegetables in that it contains selenium. This mineral helps to keep your liver enzymes optimally functioning and helps detoxify some cancer-causing compounds in the body. It can also prevent inflammation and reduce tumour growth rates.
  • Fennel has good levels of choline a nutrient that helps with sleep, muscle movement, learning, and memory.
  • Raw fennel is an excellent source of vitamin C essential for collagen production. This is a double whammy anti-ageing force as it acts both as an antioxidant to help prevent damage caused by the sun, pollution, and smoke and in the formation of new collagen - keeping you looking young!