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Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Fennel Seed

What is Fennel Seeds

Fennel seeds are the dried "fruit" of the fennel plant and herb (Foeniculum vulgare).
The seeds are oval in shape and a green or greenish brown in colour. They are often mistaken for aniseed, however fennel seeds are slightly larger and less pungent.
The seeds and leaves of the fennel plant both have an aniseed or liquorice flavour, although the flavour of fennel is milder and somewhat sweeter than aniseed or liquorice.

Fennel seeds are actually a spice, although the leaves, stalks and roots of the plant are known as a herb. 









Health Benefits


  • Medicinally fennel seeds have traditionally been used to settle the stomach and digestive system. In the Indian culture, fennel seeds are often chewed after a meal in order to prevent gas or indigestion. The seeds can also be made into an after dinner digestive drink to relieve the same symptoms. 

Other benefits 

  • Can relive bloating and fluid retention.
  • Reduce all kinds of stomach discomfort and pain.
  • It can increase the flow of breast milk for nursing mothers.
  • As a mouthwash, fennel seeds can help to relieve toothache, gum disease and sore throats.
  • Fennel seeds are said to be a mild expectorant, which means they can help clear congested lungs from phlegm and mucus.
  • An eyewash can relieve tired, irritated and strained eyes. It has long been believed that a concoction from fennel seeds can improve the eyesight when applied in the eye area.
  • It has also been long thought that fennel seeds can help with weight-loss and obesity, as chewing on the seeds can suppress hunger.
  • Can help with bladder infections such as cystitis.
  • Chewing the seeds will freshen the breath and can take away the smell and taste after eating garlic.
Medical disclaimer:
 
The information and reference guides in this website are intended solely for the general information for the reader. It is not to be used to diagnose health problems or for treatment purposes. It is not a substitute for medical care provided by a licensed and qualified health professional. Please consult your health care provider for any advice on medications.

Names In Other Languages for Fennel Seeds(Arabic, Assamese, Bengali,Chinese, French, German, Gujarati,Hindi, Kannada, Malay, Malayalam, Oriya, Sinhala, Spanish, Tamil, Telugu, Turkish, Urdu)::




Nutritional value


NUTRITION INFORMATION
Amounts per 1 tablespoon, whole (6g)

Calorie Information
Amounts Per Selected Serving
%DV
Calories
19.8
(82.9 kJ)
1%
  From Carbohydrate
9.6
(40.2 kJ)
  From Fat
7.2
(30.1 kJ)
  From Protein
3.1
(13.0 kJ)
  From Alcohol
~
(0.0 kJ)

Carbohydrates
Amounts Per Selected Serving
%DV
Total Carbohydrate
3.0
g
1%
Dietary Fiber
2.3
g
9%
Starch
~
Sugars
~

Fats & Fatty Acids
Amounts Per Selected Serving
%DV
Total Fat
0.9
g
1%
Saturated Fat
0.0
g
0%
Monounsaturated Fat
0.6
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.1
g
Total trans fatty acids
~
Total trans-monoenoic fatty acids
~
Total trans-polyenoic fatty acids
~
Total Omega-3 fatty acids
~
Total Omega-6 fatty acids
97.2
mg
Protein & Amino Acids
Amounts Per Selected Serving
%DV
Protein
0.9
g
2%

Vitamins
Amounts Per Selected Serving
%DV
Vitamin A
7.8
IU
0%
Vitamin C
1.2
mg
2%
Vitamin D
~
~
Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol)
~
~
Vitamin K
~
~
Thiamin
0.0
mg
2%
Riboflavin
0.0
mg
1%
Niacin
0.3
mg
2%
Vitamin B6
0.0
mg
1%
Folate
~
~
Vitamin B12
0.0
mcg
0%
Pantothenic Acid
~
~
Choline
~
Betaine
~

Minerals
Amounts Per Selected Serving
%DV
Calcium
68.8
mg
7%
Iron
1.1
mg
6%
Magnesium
22.1
mg
6%
Phosphorus
28.0
mg
3%
Potassium
97.4
mg
3%
Sodium
5.1
mg
0%
Zinc
0.2
mg
1%
Copper
0.1
mg
3%
Manganese
0.4
mg
19%
Selenium
~
~
Fluoride
~

Sterols
Amounts Per Selected Serving
%DV
Cholesterol
0.0
mg
0%
Phytosterols
3.8
mg

Other
Amounts Per Selected Serving
%DV
Alcohol
0.0
g
Water
0.5
g
Ash
0.5
g
Caffeine
~
Theobromine
~



Footnotes for Spices, fennel seed
Source: Nutrient data for this listing was provided by USDA SR-21. Each "~" indicates a missing or incomplete value.


Percent Daily Values (%DV) are for adults or children aged 4 or older, and are based on a 2,000 calorie reference diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower based on your individual needs.


Nutrition Data's Opinion, Completeness Score™, Fullness Factor™, Rating, Estimated Glycemic Load (eGL), and Better Choices Substitutions™ are editorial opinions of NutritionData.com, given without warranty, and are not intended to replace the advice of a nutritionist or health-care professional. Nutrition Data's opinions and ratings are based on weighted averages of the nutrient densities of those nutrients for which the FDA has established Daily Values, and do not consider other nutrients that may be important to your health or take into account your individual needs. Consequently, Nutrition Data's higher-rated foods may not necessarily be healthier for you than lower-rated ones. All foods, regardless of their rating, have the potential to play an important role in your diet.


The Amino Acid Score has not been corrected for digestibility, which could reduce its value.


IF Rating™ is a trademark of Monica Reinagel. Data for the IF Rating was provided by inflammationfactor.com.


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Fennel Seeds Substitute


Fennel seeds substitute is anise seeds or cumin seeds

Where it can be used

The fennel seeds can be used as a spice, either ground or whole. Fennel seeds are featured in Indian, Asian and Middle Eastern cooking, and they are a frequent ingredient used in making sausages. Fennel seeds are one of the five ingredients in the traditional Chinese five spice blend. Fennel seed is also one of the ingredients used in making absinthe. It is also used as seasoning spice in Indian cooking

How to Store

Store the Fennel seeds in a dark cupboard away from the sunlight in an airtight glass container. Try to use the seeds within 6 months.

1 comment:

  1. It looks really amazing!! I have to try it!! Thanks for sharing :-)
    sesame seeds
    fennel seeds

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