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Fennel

Fennel is an herb that belongs to the carrot family with yellow flowers and feathery leaves. The word derives from the Latin word “faenum”, meaning hay. It is rich in vitamin C and has a lot of calcium, fiber and potassium.

Origin:

Mediterranean

Planting Instructions/Basic Care Information:

Spring: SEEDS: Plant outdoors in direct sunlight after the last spring frost, or plant indoors 8 weeks before last frost.

Fall: SEEDS: Plant outdoors in midsummer in order to harvest before first frost.

Preferred Growing Climate: Sunny

Planting Depth: 1/2-1”

Plant Spacing: 4-12”

Days to Germinate: 12-18 days

Days to Harvest: 80-110 days

In Season:

Fall-Spring

Pairs Well With:

Salad, pork, chicken, sausage, and fish

Nutrition Facts:

Amount per 100 grams

Calories: 31

% Daily Value*

Total Fat: 0.2 g    0%

Cholesterol: 0 mg    0%

Sodium: 52 mg    2%

Potassium: 414 mg    11%

Total Carbohydrate: 7 g    2%

Dietary fiber: 3.1 g    12%

Protein: 1.2 g    2%

Vitamin A: 2%    Vitamin C: 20%

Calcium: 4%    Iron: 3%

Vitamin D: 0%    Vitamin B-6: 0%

Vitamin B-12: 0%    Magnesium: 4%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.