Sweet and bitter with a subtle anise flavour, fennel seeds can be used in both sweet and savoury recipes. Known for their nutritional benefits, you can add these fragrant seeds to tea blends, meat rubs, sauces, and homemade breads.
Truly versatile, use fennel seeds to add depth and sweetness to your pasta sauces, homemade breads, sausages, and dry rubs for both meat and fish. Crack them slightly or toast them first to release the oils and delicate flavours of these seeds.
Pairs deliciously with:
Roasted Cauliflower, Porchetta, Tomato-Based Pasta Sauce, Samosas, Fish Stews
Origin & History
Cultivated by the Ancient Greeks and Romans, fennel has been used as a food, medicine, and sacred object to symbolize prosperity, strength, and fertility. One of the first mentions of the seeds for culinary purposes was in Italy as they were thought to aid in digestion. Fennel seeds are still recognized as a digestive remedy and breath freshener today. Native to the Mediterranean, the seeds are prevalent in Indian, Middle Eastern, and Italian cuisine.
14 x 1/2 Tsp