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Fennel is a plant (Foeniculum vulgare) of the Apiaceae or parsley family, which produces edible seeds and bulbs (actually flattened leaves). It comes mainly from India and Egypt 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