Wild fennel, Foeniculum vulgare, is a herbaceous plant, of the Apiaceae family, which arises spontaneously especially in the Mediterranean regions and along the coasts.
Etymologically the name derives from foenum = hay, for the thinness of the leaves and for its intense aromatic smell, and perhaps also because it was once used as fodder. Vulgare means that the plant is quite widespread (vulgar = common), to distinguish it from other rarer related species.
It is a perennial plant as well as spontaneous, with a branched stem, up to 2 m high. It has leaves reminiscent of hay (hence the name foeniculum), green in color and produces umbrellas of small yellow flowers in summer. Followed by fruits (achenes), first green and then grayish.
Wild fennel is used shoots, leaves, flowers and fruits (improperly called “seeds”). The “seeds” of fennel or fennel are preferably harvested in late summer / autumn.
A curiosity: eating raw fennel alters sensitivity
of the taste buds and from this derives the term “infinocchiare”; in fact, in the past, dishonest hosts used to serve customers a plate of this vegetable before offering them the poorest wines.
Ingredienti: fennel seeds from ICEA certified organic farming.
Shelf life: the product comes with a residual life of 12/15 months.
Packaging: The price refers to the 25 gram bag
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