Scent remind you of something? Fennel has a sweet taste that resembles anise and licorice! It's a rich source of dietary fibers, vitamins C, B9 and B6 and minerals such as potassium, manganese and phosphorus.
How to Select
Look for fennel with fresh-looking greens on long branches. The bulbs should be bright white with no discolorations or soft spots.
How to Store
Keep fennel in the refrigerator in a tightly sealed plastic bag. You may need to double-bag in order to cover the fronds.
How to Prepare
Slice fennel thin and use it raw and crisp in all kinds of salads. Or cook it gently and let the flavor mellow and sweeten and the texture turn silky.