One of our seeds that takes longer to germinate (10-12 days) but it is worth waiting for its sprouts. For its herbaceous and aniseed flavor, it is one of the most popular sprouts and has a place of honor in the cuisine of the great chefs around the world.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Foeniculum vulgare.
CULTURE METHOD: in a container about 5 cm high, with holes in the bottom, fill it with substrate and moisten. Spread the
seeds leaving space between them, cover lightly with substrate and moisten. Keep moist, once it germinates, place the container in a place that gives it indirect sunlight.
GERMINATION: 10-12 days approx.
SEEDS / GRAM: 300.
TEMPORALITY: seeds available all year.
TASTING: aroma is freshly cut grass, with a potent initial herbaceous taste that dissipates wrapped in a subtle sweet-aniseed taste very pleasant. It is crispy, watery and with an astringent finish that cleanses the mouth of other flavors.
PAIRING: olive, basil, almond, saffron, cinnamon, pork, coconut, lamb, parsnip, chocolate, asparagus, strawberry, redcurrant, chilli pepper, pea, fig, egg, lemon, apple, seafood, melon, mint, turnip, orange, Walnut, oyster, cucumber, pear, white fish, fatty fish, tropical pineapple, banana, chicken, goat cheese, washed rind cheese, hard cheese, rhubarb, mushroom, veal, bacon, tomato, grape, vanilla, carrot.
USE: appetizers, white fish and desserts (ice cream).
NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS: Fennel is a carminative herb, stomach and digestive tonic and is considered as a great antioxidant. Its richness in minerals, calcium and magnesium, gives it the power to reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood, preventing the risk of coronary diseases, such as heart attack or hemorrhages.
NUTRITIONAL CHARACTERIST. Contained in 100g.
Energy - 99 KJ/24 Kcal
Fat - 0,50 g
Saturates - 0,10 g
Carbohydrates - 2,50 g
Sugar - 2,50 g
Fibre - 3,00 g
Protein - 1,90 g
Salt - 0,32 g