Fennel

Nutritional Information
Good source of fiber, vitamin C and potassium.

What To Look For
A bulb, with short, tight, overlapping celery-like stalks with feathery leaves. Choose fairly large, bright white bulbs on which the edges appear fresh. Bulb should be compact, not spreading.

Easy Storage and Preparation
Cut off and discard the feathery tops and stems from the fennel bulbs before using. Trim away any yellowed or bruised outer leaves and then cut each bulb in half through the stem end.

Best Uses
Flavor is similar to anise or licorice, becoming milder when cooked. Can be braised, grilled, roasted, steamed and even served raw.

Recipes
Salmon with Braised Fennel and Chive Mustard Sauce
Quinoa Fennel Pilaf
Grilled Salmon with Lemon-Fennel Slaw


Other Vegetables


Asparagus
Beans, Snap
Carrots
Fennel
Garlic

Okra
Onions
Onions, Green
Peas, English
Peas, Sugar Snap

Rhubarb
Shallot
Spinach
Swiss Chard
see also:  Spring Fruit Guide
Summer Vegetable Guide | Summer Fruit Guide
Fall Vegetable Guide | Fall Fruit Guide
Winter Vegetable Guide | Winter Fruit Guide
 
related links:  FDA's Tips for Handling Fresh Produce



NOTE:
An excellent source contains more than 20 percent of the Daily Value for that nutrient. A good source contains between 10 and 19 percent of the Daily Value.

   Source: Copyright 2000 by Ellen Haas.
From the book "Great Adventures in Food" By Ellen Haas.
Used with permission of St. Martin's Press, LLC.

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