is a plant (Foeniculum vulgare
) of the Apiaceae
family, which produces edible seeds and bulbs (actually flattened leaves
). It comes mainly from India
and it has an anise
-like flavor, but is more aromatic, and sweeter.
It is used traditionally as a herb in cooking, particularly with fish. It is also used as a diuretic and to improve milk supply of breastfeeding mothers.\n