Fennel is an aromatic herb with a sweet anise or licorice flavor. Its taste is not very strong and the anise flavor is more aromatic. The herb is related to celery and it imparts a similar fresh-like flavor when eaten.Continue Reading
Fennel is one of the primary flavors in Italian sausage, and it is essential to many cuisines from around the world, including many dishes from the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent. It is also one of the spices found in Chinese five spice powder. All of the different parts of the herb are used in food, including fennel seeds, the bulb, the leaves and fennel flowers, which are also often called fennel pollen.
If the bulb is eaten raw, it is crisp and works well in salads; however, when it has been caramelized, it has a taste similar to a licorice candy. It can also be sauteed or grilled and eaten on its own. Fennel seeds are used as an after-dinner breath freshener and digestion aid. Fennel pollen is the most expensive type of fennel and has a strong musky anise flavor.Learn more about Vegetables
The recipe for baked root vegetables from the "Live with Kelly and Michael" show requires baking carrots, red beets, yellow beets, red onions and fennel with olive oil and spices at 400 degrees Fahrenheit, and serving it over spicy lime yogurt. The recipe from the show is by Daniel Boulud.Full Answer >
Caraway seeds are crescent-shaped, dark brown aromatic seeds that belong to the same herb family as that of cumin, anise, dill and fennel. They are rich in dietary fiber, containing 38 grams of fiber for every 100 grams of caraway seeds. The seeds can supply the recommended daily fiber intake.Full Answer >
Organic foods that reduce stomach gas include fennel, anise, turmeric, caraway and coriander, according to Brigham and Women's Hospital. Chamomile tea and peppermint tea give natural relief from stomach gas. Taking a walk and sitting up straight after a meal can reduce gas symptoms. People should seek medical attention when they experience gas with diarrhea, vomiting, heartburn or weight loss, or when the severity, location or frequency of their symptoms increase.Full Answer >
Some natural remedies that may be useful for relieving stomach gas are peppermint tea, anise, caraway, fennel, chamomile tea, coriander and cardamon. There are some clinical studies that suggest that peppermint may be useful for indigestion, gas and irritable bowel syndrome, states the University of Maryland Medical Center. Peppermint helps to relieve gas because it may relax the stomach muscles, leading to the expulsion of gas from the body.Full Answer >