Fennel Seeds come from a flowering plant called Fennel (Foeniculum Vulgare), which is native to the Mediterranean region but can be found in many areas of the world today.
Fennel Seeds have a distinctive, aromatic, sweet, anise-like, and liquorice-like flavour with a herbal background.
Mentions of Fennel Seeds date as back as Ancient Rome, where it was believed that snakes would rub against fennel to enhance their eyesight. There is also a lot of tales and folklore surrounding Fennel.
In Medieval times, it was believed that hanging Fennel outside one’s door would protect the person from evil spirits. On Midsummer’s night, people hung fennel over doorways to protect the household from them.
It was also believed that placing Fennel Seeds into a keyhole would defend a house against ghosts.
Although it is no longer used as a protective decoration, the benefits of fennel tea are both culinary and curative.
Fennel is used in many different cuisines, from Indian to Italian, to contemporary fusion, and all parts of the plant are used, including the leaves, seeds, and bulb. Our Solaris Fennel is certified organic, meaning it's guaranteed to have grown on soils on which no prohibited substance was applied.