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Fennel is an upright perennial herb that grows 1-3 meters tall. The plant contains thick, ribbed, hollow stems that grow from its rooted bulb (known as the crown). Green branches and feathery foliage sprout from the stems. As the plant matures it creates an umbrella-shaped cluster of bright yellow flowers. Every element of the Fennel plant from crown to flower is edible. It has a sweet, licorice-like flavor and citrus notes. Fennel is often harvested for its smaller bulbs, which are the most fragrant and succulent.
Fennel is available year-round with a peak season during the fall and winter months.
Fennel is botanically known as Foeniculum vulgare. Fennel plants produce hermaphrodite flowers, with both male and female parts. Fennel is known for its invasive nature as it will reproduce from both root crown and seed. India is the leader of Fennel production in the world. Fennel has long been used as a weight-loss aid, helping to suppress hunger.