The Power of Fennel

Scientific Name:(Foeniculm Vulgar)

Common Name: Herb Fennel

Plant Family: Apiaceae

Species: Green Fennel and Bronze Fennel

Medicinal Uses for Fennel:

  • Fennel is good for indigestion
  • Fennel is rich in magnesium
  • Fennel is a natural breath freshener

Recipe for Health:

Steep the foliage (fern-like leaves) or 1 tsp. of fennel seeds in a cup of boiling water for 10 minutes.

Let the mixture cool, and drink slowly, and say good-bye to indigestion.

Culinary Uses:

Fennel is a great companion for fish, or sprinkle finely chopped foliage (leaves) over roasting  potatoes or vegetables, sprinkle on salads, wrap salmon or any other seafood in foliage before baking or steaming.



1/2 cup (125 ml) soft herbs, such as parsley, chives, basil

1 TBSP (15 ml) fennel foliage

1 TBSP rosemary leaves

1 egg

Juice of 1/2 of a  lemon

1 lb (454 g) ground salmon (wild red spring salmon is preferred variety)

1 TSP( 5 ml) fennel seeds

1/2 TSP (2.5 ml) sea salt or himalayan pink salt

1/2 cup (125 ml) fine bread crumbs

1/2 of a small sweet onion

1 TBSP (15 ml) coconut oil


Chop the fine herbs, fennel foliage, and rosemary leaves.

Pulse these ingredients in a food processor until finely chopped.

Add the egg and lemon juice, and pulse again until the egg is well beaten and until herbs have a very fine texture.

Chop the kale and onions, and pulse until chopped, but do not let it turn into mush.

Put everything into a good-sized mixing bowl.

Add the salmon, fennel seeds, salt and pepper, and using a wooden spoon, mix well.

Form the mixture into balls, and roll each one into bread crumbs.

Heat a little bit of the coconut oil, and flatten each patty in a hot frying pan, and fry until golden brown.

Add a little more of the coconut oil, as needed, between the batches and serve.

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