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Fennel Seeds

May 19, 2012 by Mimi in with 0 Comments
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Fennel (Sounf) -Variyali- is a greenish-brown, small oval seed from , a plant in the parsley family. It has a sweet and Licorice like flavor.  Used sparingly, it gives warmth and sweetness to curries. These seeds are used in many Asian dishes. The seeds combine well with peanuts and the zest of citrus fruit. Roasted fennel seeds are chewed to freshen the breath after the meal. They have digestive properties. These seeds-Variyali-coated in colored sugar coating-sold in Indian Markets are very popular among children.
Fennel seeds are used in India and other Countries as mouth freshener,
Green Fennel plant -leaves -sweet tasting with strong aroma like Licorice  are used in Middle Eastern and In Indian cooking and they do just as good a job as Mouth freshener.

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