Fennel seed is native to the Mediterranean and is now grown in many parts of the world including China and India. The flavor of fennel is slightly sweet and has a definite licorice-like taste.
Fennel goes well with fish and is used in Italian sausages and some curry powder mixes
Taste and Aroma Description: Fennel has an anise-like flavor but is more aromatic, sweeter and less pungent.
Storage Tips Store in cool, dark, dry places.
Toasting Fennel Seeds accentuates their flavor. Fennel Seed added to meatballs or meat loaf gives an authentic Italian flavor. Saute Fennel Seed with sliced peppers, onion, and sausage for a quick pasta sauce.