What part of fennel do you eat?

Asked by Shawn Podolsky on November 20, 2021

Categories: Food and drink Desserts and baking

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All parts of the fennel plant—bulb, stalk, and the feathery fronds—are edible, and will add texture and flavor tosalads, slaws, pastas, and more.

What can I do with fennel fronds? Youcan mix chopped fennel fronds into pestos, salsas, stocks, curries, and vinaigrettes for an added hit of freshness. Youcan use them to top yogurt dips, eggs, stir-fries, toasts, and seared meats. And they're delicious when tossed into green salads or strewn on top of roasted vegetables.

How do you stop fennel taste? Combine the lemon juice, sherry vinegar, ground coriander seeds, shallots and walnut oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper and dress the fennel with this mixture.

Does fennel give you gas? You can sweeten it with a little honey, jam, or granola. Fennel is a digestive tract savior. The seeds have a compound that relaxes GI spasms, which allows gas to pass and relieve bloating, says Sass.

How do you cut fennel fronds? Instructions

  1. Using a large chef's knife, cut off the fennel fronds.
  2. Cut off the root end of the fennel.
  3. Remove any tough outer layers of the fennel and discard them.
  4. Slice down the center of the fennelbulb.