Whole Spice: fennel seeds dominate most of the cooking preparations to bring out the pronounced and refreshing flavours. The seed spice is a must-have in your kitchen owing to the abundant nutritional value it holds.
India is the world’s top producer of Saunf or Fennel Seed. It is an ancient seasonal herb belonging to the same family as cumin, dill, caraway, and anise. The fennel plant is native to the Mediterranean region and with time spread across the Northern, Eastern, and Western hemispheres, specifically in Asia, North America, and Europe.
Saunf has an exceptionally rich taste, aroma, and strong flavour. It has a sweet and grassy taste.
The sweet bold flavour of Saunf makes it a preferred choice as a mouth freshener, chewed raw or roasted after meals. The sweet-smelling spice is used to flavour bakery products tea, pickles, and chutneys. It also finds its place in spice blends like Panch Puran and in the tempering for curries.