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Fennel

Fennel Availability

Fennel is available in from March through to August.

 

Storage and Handling

Store in the refrigerator.Handle all fresh produce with care and wash before eating.

 

History

Fennel has a long history and is one of the oldest cultivated plants. During medieval times, people hung fennel above doorways, as they believed it warded off roaming evil spirits. Early settlers in New Zealand introduced fennel and it now grows from North Cape to Bluff. 

 

Facts

  • Fennel is also called Florence Fennel
  • Every part of fennel is edible from seed to root
  • Fennel is classified as a herb, a vegetable and a spice
  • The herb fennel is grown for leaves, which have a characteristic aniseed flavour and aroma
  • An old gardening mantra suggested: "plant fennel near your kennel" to protect your pooch from fleas

 

Growing Fact

  • Fennel is easy to grow and is attractive to bees

 

Nutrition Information

1 cup sliced = 87 g

  Average Quantity per serving % Daily Intake per serve Average Quantity per 100 g
Energy (kJ/Cal) 69/16 1% 79/19
Protein (g) 0.8 2% 1
Fat, total (g) 0.2 0% 0.2
- saturated (g) 0 0% 0
Available carbohydrate (g) 1.6 1% 1.8
- sugars (g) 1.5 2% 1.7
Dietary Fibre (g) 3 9% 3.1
Sodium (mg) 10 0% 11
Folate (µg) 23 12% RDI* 27
Vitamin C (mg) 4 11% RDI* 5
Potassium (mg) 383   440

Percentage Daily Intakes are based on an average adult diet of 8700 kJ

Your daily Intakes may be higher or lower depending on your energy needs.

*Recommended Dietary Intake (Average Adult)

Source: FOODfiles 2016