From stem to bulb, fennel pollen to fennel oil – Fennel not only enhances your culinary and gastronomic experiences but has health benefits as well. Fennel provides an excellent source of potassium, vitamin C, and fiber. It is also contains folic acid and phosphorous, iron, calcium, magnesium, molybdenum, and manganese. Fennel is usually consumed for its medicinal effects. Herbalists refer to fennel as an intestinal antispasmodic that relieves intestinal spasms or cramps.
The vitamin C from the bulb of the plant is antibacterial and very useful to the immune system. The fiber from fennel helps reduce the cholesterol level and can prevent intestinal cancer owing to the fact that it eliminates toxins and cancerous substances from the intestines. Fennel is also rich in potasium – an essential mineral which helps decrease the high blood pressure that can cause a heart attack.