Glenbrook Farms Herbs and Such

Fennel Seed

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Fennel Seed

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Fennel seed, an ancient aromatic spice from Egypt, China and India. This warming spice has been used as a tea to sooth the digestive system and help relieve colds symptoms. On Holy Days of Fasting in the long ago fennel seeds were chewed to help curb the appetite and to freshen the breath. This still works today. Suppress your hunger by chewing a few seeds.

A large dose of fennel may have a mild estrogenic effect , meaning it can act like estrogen. It has been used to stimulate milk production, hence the reason it is a major ingredient in the breast enhancement formulas.
Fennel is used in our horse formula Stomach Balance. It can help a baby or a horse with colic. Try a cup of fennel tea for an upset stomach
Despite what you read on the internet, fennel seed is green and not brown. Green indicates a fresh aromatic seed.

Italian Fennel Meat Rub
  4 tablespoons fennel seeds
2 tablespoons  thyme leaves
2 cloves garlic
1 bay leaf, ripped
Salt and ground black pepper

Pound together these ingredients to release the oils from the seeds and cloves and then  over your chosen meat. Fish, chicken ect..

Fennel Seed Dip for Fish -

2 teaspoon fennel seed
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon dry mustard
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1/3 cup virgin olive oil

Grind the seeds to a powder using a mortar and pestle or an electric coffee grinder. Combine the ground fennel, mustards, sugar, and vinegar in a small bowl. Slowly add the olive oil, beating with a fork until creamy and thick.  Dip the fish in the sauce then grill or bake