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Ernährungsberatung Schorndorf


Also: bread seeds, bread spices, children's fennel, Fenikl, Fenkel



Belongs to the umbellifer family. Biennial to perennial, up to 2 m high plant. Leaves are multiple pinnate with thready sections. Double umbels with rays of unequal length, flowers are yellowish.

Consists of 3-12 mm long and 2-4 mm wide yellowish-green to yellow-brown partial or split fruits. Each partial fruit with 5 straight, protruding ribs, which are particularly strong on the joint surface.


Recovered plant part:

Seeds = split fruits, disintegrate into 2 parts


Harvest time:

Late August to early November


Offer forms:

Dried, whole or ground, essential fennel oil, fennel tea, fennel syrup, fennel honey, fennel milk, fennel wine, fennel sweets



Essential oil: trans-anethole and fenchone and estragole, fatty oil, flavonoids


Taste and smell:

Smell: Sweetish, slightly spicy

Taste: Pleasantly spicy, anise-like, but less sweet


Cooking and kitchen use with typical dishes:

Boil whole seeds with, but use sparingly.


Soups: potato soup, bouillabaisse, fennel or carrot soup

Meat dishes: grilled or roasted lamb, pork and veal meat

Fish dishes: mackerel, trout, sardines à grilled or poached, fennel leaves with fish dishes

Vegetable side dishes: Small addition to legumes, cabbage, sauerkraut, carrots and cucumber, mushrooms

Salads: leaf salads, carrot, beetroot

Miscellaneous: Bread spices à fennel bread, savory baked goods with cheese, pastries: Christmas baking, ground for Christmas baking, pickling, marinades, jams, cheese with fennel, sauces for cooked fish or pork, crustaceans or spaghetti, compote, canning spices for cucumbers, pumpkins, carrots as well as sauerkraut, herring, tea: also combination with anise and chamomile


Use within dietetics:

Digestive: Antispasmodic, against flatulence and bloating, stimulates the appetite, valuable for those with stomach problems: calming, respiratory diseases (essential oils are expectorant)

"Your food should be your remedies , & your remedies should be your food."

Hippocrates (460-370 BC)

Ernährungsberatung Sarah Mörstedt
Praxis für Ganzheitliche ErSarah Mörstedtährungsbertung & Ernährungstherapie Sarah Mörstedt Diätassistentin Gesundheitspädagogin (B.A.) Diätetik Schorndorf
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