what is Fennel seed ?
Fennel seeds is a biennial, aromatic, stout, glabrous, 1.5 to 1.8 mtr high. The ripe fruit (seed) is little, oblong, cylindrical, 6.8mm long, straight or slightly arced, yellow, deeply wrinkly, five ridged and having agreeable aroma.
ORIGIN AND DISTRIBUTION
Fennel seeds is a native of Europe and Anatolia. it’s cultivated extensively in Northern Bharat as a chilly weather crop. It comes up well in fairly gentle climate. The dry and weather condition favours high seed production. Prolonged cloudy weather at the time of flowering is contributing to diseases and pests.
The leaves of fennel is employed for garnishing. Leaves and stalks ar utilized in salads. it’s a necessaryingredient in Italian sausages, wide wont to sprinkle on pizza pie. Dried fruits have sweet odour and pleasant aromatic style and so used as a masticatory. they’re conjointly used for flavoring soups, meat dishes, sauces, pastries, confectionaries and liquors. The fruits ar aromatic, stimulant and carminative.
INDIAN NAME OF SPICES
Hindi : Saunf, sonp Bengali : Pan, Muhiri, Mauri Gujarati : Variari Kannada : Badi-sopu South Dravidian : Perum jeerakam Mahratti : Badishep Punjabi : Saunf Indic : Madhurika Tamil : Shombei Telugu : Sopu, Pedda-jilakara
FOREIGN NAME OF SPICES
Spanish : Hinojo French : Fenouil German : Fenchel Swedish : Fankal Arabic : Shamar Dutch : Venkel Italian : vegetable Portuguese : Funcho Russian : Fyenkhel Japanese : Uikyo Chinese : Hui-Hsiang