Fennel – Ingl., Fenchel – Ted., Fenouil – Fr, Hinojo – Sp., Фенхель - Russ.
Fennel belongs to the Umbelliferae family, such as coriander and cumin, and is native to the Mediterranean area. The main producing countries are India, China, Indonesia, Egypt and Pakistan. Its most used parts are the leaves of the basal stem, fleshy and full of water, which are improperly called “bulbs” and are eaten as a vegetable. Its fruits,called seeds, are widely used as a spice in many recipies.
Fennel and fennel seed, whole or ground, origin Egypt/India.
Fennel seeds are used in food industry for the production of various liqueurs and spirits, in confectionery and sugar confectionery.
They are suitable for dishes based on meat (duck, lamb, pork), fish stew, bread and buns.