Sourced from South Africa and sold per gram
Fennel seeds have a recognizable long, thing shape and are pale green or brown in color. They give a sweet licorice-like taste and scent to curries, stews, bread, desserts, and beverages. In some parts of the world, people chew plain or sugar-coated fennel seeds after a meal. Chewing fennel seeds is thought to help aid digestion and prevent gas. The antibacterial properties, antifungal qualities, anti-inflammatory properties, that may help get rid of bacteria that can cause gassiness in cases of food poisoning or an upset stomach.
Fennel seeds contain higher concentrations of oils than the fennel plant. For this reason, you only need to use a teaspoon to 1 tablespoon (about 2 to 6 grams) of dried, whole fennel seeds in most recipes.
If you’re making tea with fennel seeds, you’ll only need about 1 teaspoon.
Crush or grind whole fennels seeds just before you add them to your cooking or tea. This helps to release more of the oil and flavor.
Add toasted fennel seeds to dishes to give them a sweet, licorice flavor.
Make a simple tea by crushing a spoonful of fennel seeds and pouring hot water over them.
Add a tablespoon of the seeds to batter for baked goods.