Fennel Seeds
Ingredients: Descriptions and Photos

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Fennel Seeds

(Fennel Seeds)  We use fennel seeds mostly for flavoring in some of our recipes, particularly in pasta sauce.  It has a mild licorice or anise type odor, and is often mistaken for anise. Actually, fennel seeds are not really seeds; They are actually the fruit of the sweet fennel plant. This herb has been cultivated for culinary use for thousands of years, and most cooks have referred to the fruit as “seeds”, since they are small and usually sold in a dry form which looks exactly like a seed.  They are available in most supermarket seasoning sections or from health food stores or coops.  See the nutritional chart below.

Spices, fennel seed

Refuse: 0%  
Scientific Name:  Foeniculum vulgare
NDB No: 02018 (Nutrient values and weights are for edible portion)

Nutrient Units Value per
100 grams
Number
of Data
Points
Std.
Error
1.00 X 1 tbsp, whole
-------
5.8g
Proximates
Water
g
8.81
18
0.743
0.51
Energy
kcal
345
0
 
20
Energy
kJ
1443
0
 
84
Protein
g
15.80
12
0.927
0.92
Total lipid (fat)
g
14.87
20
1.041
0.86
Ash
g
8.22
42
0.260
0.48
Carbohydrate, by difference
g
52.29
0
 
3.03
Fiber, total dietary
g
39.8
0
 
2.3
Minerals
Calcium, Ca
mg
1196
6
74.827
69
Iron, Fe
mg
18.54
36
0.791
1.08
Magnesium, Mg
mg
385
4
71.913
22
Phosphorus, P
mg
487
4
42.089
28
Potassium, K
mg
1694
6
56.488
98
Sodium, Na
mg
88
7
10.089
5
Zinc, Zn
mg
3.70
3
0.794
0.21
Copper, Cu
mg
1.067
0
 
0.062
Manganese, Mn
mg
6.533
0
 
0.379
Vitamins
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
mg
21.0
0
 
1.2
Thiamin
mg
0.408
1
 
0.024
Riboflavin
mg
0.353
1
 
0.020
Niacin
mg
6.050
1
 
0.351
Vitamin B-6
mg
0.470
2
 
0.027
Vitamin B-12
mcg
0.00
0
 
0.00
Vitamin A, RAE
mcg_RAE
7
1
 
0
Retinol
mcg
0
0
 
0
Vitamin A, IU
IU
135
1
 
8
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
mcg
0.0
0
 
0.0
Vitamin D
IU
0
0
 
0
Lipids
Fatty acids, total saturated
g
0.480
0
 
0.028
16:0
g
0.480
1
 
0.028
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated
g
9.910
0
 
0.575
18:1 undifferentiated
g
9.910
1
 
0.575
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated
g
1.690
0
 
0.098
18:2 undifferentiated
g
1.690
1
 
0.098
Cholesterol
mg
0
0
 
0
Phytosterols
mg
66
0
 
4
Amino acids
Tryptophan
g
0.253
0
 
0.015
Threonine
g
0.602
0
 
0.035
Isoleucine
g
0.695
0
 
0.040
Leucine
g
0.996
0
 
0.058
Lysine
g
0.758
0
 
0.044
Methionine
g
0.301
0
 
0.017
Cystine
g
0.222
0
 
0.013
Phenylalanine
g
0.647
0
 
0.038
Tyrosine
g
0.410
0
 
0.024
Valine
g
0.915
0
 
0.053
Arginine
g
0.680
0
 
0.039
Histidine
g
0.331
0
 
0.019
Alanine
g
0.789
0
 
0.046
Aspartic acid
g
1.833
0
 
0.106
Glutamic acid
g
2.956
0
 
0.171
Glycine
g
1.107
0
 
0.064
Proline
g
0.900
0
 
0.052
Serine
g
0.900
0
 
0.052
USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 22 (2009)