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Fennel is a celery-like winter vegetable with an interesting licorice-like flavor. Although the taste may take, some getting used to at first, fennel provides an enormous amount of health benefits. Its white bulb recognizes fennel and long green stalks. It is related to other stalk vegetables such as Celery and parsnips. The entire fennel bulb, including seeds, stalk, and leaves are edible. This root vegetable originated in the Mediterranean countries of Greece and Italy, but is now grown in many different countries including the Middle East. It has been used in many cultures for its medicinal properties. 

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Health Benefits of Fennel: 

  1. Fennel provides additional important vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin K, and folate. It is also a good source of other minerals such as iron, calcium, copper, zinc, and selenium. (1,2)
  2. Iron and histidine, an amino acid found in fennel, are both helpful in the treatment of anemia. (1,2)
  3. Fennel can help maintain bone strength about 115mg of calcium, fennel also contains magnesium, phosphorus, and vitamin K, which all play a role in maintaining bone strength. (1,3) 
  4. Fennel is high in vitamin C, it is a potent antioxidant that may help reduce free radical damage that can lead to premature aging. (1,4)  
  5. Potassium, found in high levels in fennel bulbs and seeds, which means potassium can help increase brain function and cognitive abilities. (2)
  6. The fiber content in fennel helps to prevent constipation and promotes for a healthy digestive tract. In addition, dietary fiber is an important factor in weight management and to reduce appetite. (1,2,5)
  7. The flavonoids present in fennel seeds increase the amount of estrogen thereby acting as a stimulant and tonic. In addition, flavonoids, vitamin C, and zinc may help improve vision or slow the progress of the disease. (1,2,6)
  8. Fennel contains significant amounts of fiber. Fiber decreases the risk of heart disease as it helps reduce the total amount of cholesterol in the blood. (1,2,5,7) 
  9. Fennel contains folate, which plays a role in DNA synthesis and repair. This might help prevent cancer cells from forming because of mutations in the DNA. (2,5) 

 

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