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 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.