Fennel has a mild licorice flavor and can be grown for the greens, seed or if you grow the bulbing variety, Florence fennel, you can harvest the bulbs for stir fries and more. There are many benefits of fennel–the seeds are high in essential oils and have shown to have other health benefits. If grown as a medicinal herb, the seeds and leaves can be used to make fennel tea, and the seeds are a rich source of potassium vitamin C, vitamin A,, manganese, zinc, iron, and calcium. Studies suggest anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties as well.
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