Benefits of Fennel
Fennel is a plant with long green stalks and a large white bulb and belongs to the carrot family, with a major difference being that it is not a root vegetable as its bulb grows above ground. It has a sweet anise-like scent and adds great flavor, whether raw, roasted, steamed, or sauteed.
Fennel is one of the most underrated veggies in terms of health benefits. When taken in juices, it offers relief from anemia, indigestion, flatulence, constipation, colic, and diarrhea. It is also used to offer relief for respiratory and menstrual disorders, which are rampant due to an increasingly stressful lifestyle, pollution, and over-consumption of processed foods. Fennel is used in creating eye care products such as drops and eyewash.
It is also used in industries such as mouth fresheners, toothpaste, antacids. There are many medicinal uses and health benefits, other than the above-mentioned, mainly due to the components of its essential oils. These include:
• Boosts Immunity
• Treats Indigestion
• Prevents Cancer
• Reduces Heart Diseases
• Prevents Anemia
• Improves Brain Function
• Regulates Blood Pressure
Fennel is commonly used in many desserts and savory dishes around the world and has multiple applications for medicinal health benefits;
Similar to other stalk vegetables like parsnips and celery. The entire plant is edible fennel bulb, seeds, stalk, and leaves. It makes a beautiful and healthy tea. The vegetable origin is from Greece and Italy and is widely used in the Mediterranean region.
Fennel Mixed Veggies
This recipe gives you the amazing benefits of fennel and more fresh vegetables. The zucchini-coriander sauce is very light and refreshing and perfectly binds all the ingredients together. This dish is endowed with vitamins, antioxidants, protein, complex carbs, and minerals that nourish your whole body and optimize the functions of all your organs. Easy to make, tasty, and with great texture, you are going to savor every bite of this dish!
Fennel Mixed Veggies
Nutritional Benefits: Fennel offers relief from anemia, indigestion, flatulence, constipation, colic, and diarrhea. It is also used to offer relief for respiratory and menstrual disorders, which are rampant due to an increasingly stressful lifestyle, pollution, and over-consumption of processed foods. In addition, fennel is used in creating eye care products such as drops and eyewash. Fennel has immense medicinal uses and health benefits due to the components of its essential oils and potent plant compounds and minerals. Fennel also boosts immunity, improves heart health, improves brain function, and helps regulate blood pressure.
- 2 carrots
- 1 sweet potato
- 2 bulbs of fennel
- ¼ pumpkin, with skin
- 2 tbsp coconut butter
- A pinch of salt to taste
- A pinch of black pepper to taste
- Zucchini Coriander Sauce
- 1 zucchini
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1 tbsp raw honey
- 1 small bunch of coriander
- ½ tsp white pepper
- Mustard sprouts for garnish
Steam the Zucchini until half cooked.
Rinse and dice the carrots, pumpkin, and sweet potatoes into bite-sized cubes.
Chop the fennel bulbs.
Mix the diced carrots, diced sweet potato, pumpkin, and chopped fennel in a large bowl. Add in coconut butter and toss to coat the veggies well.
Season with salt and pepper.
Add all the sauce ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
Spread the sauce over the mixed veggies
Top with mustard sprouts and serve right away!
What an easy and simple veggie mix with an excellent smooth, tasty sauce!
4.7g Saturated fat