Authentic Food of the Day: Fennel

During the medieval times, the word fennel meant “flattery”. Some people believe this was due to monks using fennel in their tasty dishes which always received tremendous praise! Fennel is not only a delicious ingredient to add to your meals but is loaded with beneficial nutrients. Fennel is a great source of vitamin C, potassium, manganese, folate, and iron. It’s also a good source of dietary fiber which is important for keeping our digestive system in working order, vitamin B6 for healthy cells, and zinc for easy wound healing. Fennel is an excellent diuretic and helps to break down fat by releasing the water stored in fat cells. It has been shown that eating fennel can help to stimulate our metabolism, making it a great food for weight loss.

DID YOU KNOW:

– One of fennels unique phytonutrients functions as an antioxidant and an anti-inflammatory compound.

– Slicing raw fennel and adding it to green salads is a great way to benefits from all of it’s nutrients.