Fennel seeds are a very popular, aromatic and important here that is widely used since many years in Indian, Chinese, Arabian cuisines. Apart from its value in cooking as a spice, it has been traditionally used as an aid to digestion and numerous health benefits. Fennel is an edible herb that originates from the Mediterranean region as well as in the south-east Asian countries.
They are very tiny in their appearance but extremely flavorful to taste. Fennel seeds are anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. They are well known to be antispasmodic, expectorant, diuretic as well as a stimulant. The goodness of fennel comes from its key ingredients, which include, the phytonutrient anethole, which prevents both inflammation as well as carcinogenesis, the process by which regular cells get converted into cancerous ones.
Fennel seeds are a good source of Dietary fiber, potassium and folate which promote good cardiovascular and colon health. The fennel seeds are extensively used in north Indian cuisines and are added in crushed or ground form in making of fennel tea. The seeds are rich in important volatile oil compounds like anethole, fenchone and estragole which are believed to be responsible for its antispasmodic, antibacterial, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.
People love piping the fennel seeds mainly for its unique flavor and is also help increase the production of gastric juices that aid in proper digestion. These compounds assist in regulating the contractions of the intestines helping in relieving intestinal cramps and trapped gases in the stomach. Some of the health benefits that you could get from fennel seeds are:
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