Fennel is another one of our favorites! And yet again, something I was completely unfamiliar with until John started farming. Fennel has a delicate sweet flavor that adds interest to many different dishes. Roasted fennel is our favorite way to enjoy this vegetable, but it can be used many different ways. It goes nicely raw in salads or cooked into a sauce as well.
Fennel not only has a history of being used in the kitchen, but for various medicinal purposes as well. Concentrated oils from fennel have been used as a digestive aide in various cultures throughout the world. Like many other vegetables, fennel is high in fiber, potassium, and vitamin C. It is great for heart health, the immune system, and brain function.