Fennel is back!
Did you know that the word fennel comes from the Latin word feniculum or foeniculum, meaning “little hay”? Is it any wonder that bunnies go crazy for it? Fennel can be incredibly sweet as well, especially Sweet Florence Fennel, often found in markets. Flavors range from the ubiquitous licorice or anise with lovely undertones of citrus such as lemon, orange, and tangerine.
Although it is known for stimulating appetite, from ancient time it has been known to help flatulence as found in this Latin phrase “semen foeniculi pellit spiracula culi,” which literally means “the fennel seeds make blow the arsehole” (or at least says Wikipedia).
All parts of the fennel plant are edible, from the big white root bulb to the stalk, fronds, seeds and its highly-sought pollen. Bunfectionary’s tasting team love the sweet anise flavor of the fronds with a light lemony undertone, and the stalks make tasty chew toys.