Fennel Seed: Badi Sounf in Hindi

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Fennel seeds are aromatic yellow-flowered European plant of the parsley family, like feathery leaves, which test somewhat anise seeds. Fennel seeds are often added to sauces or stuffing for fish and seafood. Fennel seed symbolizes longevity, courage, and strength. In addition to its use as medicinal values, fennel indeed has health benefiting nutrients. Both the Fennel seeds and there leaves can be used to aid digestion and help to prevent excessive wind, bloating, loss of appetite, colic in infants,  insomnia, nausea and vomiting’s etc.. Fennel seeds are low in calories. Fennel seed contains beta carotene – which the body converts into vitamin A – and Folic Acid, which is needed for blood process to being formed.

Fennel seeds are used from long time as a remedy for flatulence and indigestion in traditional medicines. . At only 12 Calories per 100g, it makes a low calorie enhancer to a healthy salad, like celery; however, fennel can be high in nitrates. Fennel seeds are thought to encourage menstruation and should therefore be avoided during pregnancy.

How to consume:

In India, roasted fennel seeds are chewed after eating to prevent bad breath, good digestion and increase Blood. Good for those people who want to improve their health from weak and exhausted. The fennel bulb can be eaten raw or cooked — both have their benefits! When raw, fennel is crunchy and sweet; once cooked, it becomes silky soft. Raw or cooked, fennel has a slight flavor of licorice or anise.

Fennel seeds decoction or added as a spice in food has been found to increase breast milk secretion in nursing mothers. A teaspoon of fennel tea can be used as gripe-water  for newborn babies to relieve colic pain and help aid digestion. Fennel seeds make a traditional tea to treat a range of digestive problems from hiccups to colic. Fennel tea has a refreshing test and can help to ease flatulence and bloating.

Indian summer in the event that you see sweltering days than simply take one glass of chilled margarine drain or one cup of curd and include simply squeeze of fennel powder, salt for the test and after that simply appreciate Indian summer with no stomach issue. Its cool right! Truly, I know.

How To Store:

Store whole fennel seeds in sealed shut compartments in a cool and evaporate place to one to six months. Broiled and powdered fennel seeds up to a half year can store, more than that on the off chance that you need to store for long time you can store in fridge.

Other Names for fennel seeds :

Sounf, Badi Sounf.

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