Fennel Seed

Fennel Seed History

Fennel Seed

Origin  Mediterranean

Part Used   Seeds

Fennel seeds have been grown for cooking at least since the time of the Romans, who introduced the plant to England. The spice seed comes from the plant known as common wild, sweet or wild fennel as opposed to the Florence fennel that we have grown know as fennel the plant used for its bulb.   The seed from the small seed-like fruit of this perennial plant is popular in Italian Cuisine.  The characteristic flavor of Italian Sausage is derived in great part to the use if the fennel seed. Fennel marries well with meats such as pork and lamb and seafood.  Spices that are often used in tandem with the fennel seed are, parsley, oregano, sage, thyme, and chilies.

Available  Fennel Seed and Ground Fennel Seed

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