Fennel: Nutrition and Taste Facts
Today I’m going to tell you about one of my
favorite vegetables: fennel. It’s crisp, cool,
crunchy, very similar in texture to celery
but the flavour is out of this world. Almost
like a mild anise or licorice.
You can roast it, barbecue it, stir fry it,
put it in your soups, its even great raw.
Check out how we use fennel in some fantastic
recipes on ELLICSRKitchen.ca
Fennel is a vegetable with a fresh delicate
flavour. It’s low in calories and packed with
nutrients. One cup has only 25 calories and
is a good source of potassium, folate and
vitamin c. Folate is a B Vitamin that is needed
for healthy red blood cells and to prevent
anemia. Diets that contain foods that are
rich in folate may help to reduce cancer.
Potassium is a mineral that helps lower blood
pressure. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant
that helps keep your immune system strong.
It’s also needed to form collagen – a protein
that you neeed for healthy bones and skin.
It also contains a plant nutrient called anatholay.
Anatholay can help to lower inflammation and
may help to prevent cancer. And don’t forget
about the fennel seeds. In some cultures they’re
used as a remedy for indigestion. Try chewing
them after meals. What are your favorite ways
to use fennel in recipes? Tweet us at ELLICSRKitchen.