Fennel Facts (Spanish: Hinojo)

Fennel is a flavorful herb. The plants are green and white, with feathery leaves and yellow flowers. Both the crunchy bulb and the seeds of the fennel plant have a mild, licorice-like flavor. The flavor of the seeds is stronger because of their essential oils. Fennel and fennel seeds have many health benefits and may provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial effects.

Nutrient1 cup (87 g) raw fennel bulb
fiber3 grams
calcium3% RDI
iron4% RDI
magnesium4% RDI
manganese 7% RDI
potassium8% RDI
vitamin C12% RDI
1 Tbsp (6 g) dried fennel seed
calories 20
fiber 2 grams
calcium 5% RDI
iron 6% RDI
magnesium 5% RDI
manganese 17% RDI
potassium 2% RDI
vitamin C 1% RDI
Sources: healthline