Fennel Seed


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By Occo

Savory and nutty, with notes of licorice and ginger. It’s one of the most important spices in Kashmiri Pandit and Gujarati cooking, and a key ingredient in Chinese Five-Spice.

During the Middle Ages, fennel was hung over doorways to repel evil spirits. It’s also one of the main herbs used to make absinthe—an alcoholic beverage that some have considered an “evil” spirit.