Health Benefits of Fennel & Nutrition Facts

Apparently fennel is not only one of the herbs that used as a spice in cooking, but also has many health benefits. Because fennel contain nutrition such as minerals, vitamins, sodium and potassium. Fennel is one of nine medicinal plants are considered to have miracles in Anglo-Saxon. Plants that have a scientific name Foeniculum vulgare can live from lowlands to an altitude of 1800 m above sea level, but it will grow better in the highlands. Fennel originated from southern Europe and Asia, and then spread throughout the world.

Fennel contains essential oils, so it has an aromatic smell. Fennel plant fruit has a spicy, sweet, and warm in the throat. Fennel plant part used is fruit. Fennel also contains anethole, essential oils, anisaldehid, limonene, fatty acids, felandren and anisat acid. Benefits of Fennel, was launched flatulence, warm the body, stimulate the digestive organs, kidney stone crushing, appetite enhancer, helps remove phlegm, insomnia, cough with phlegm, and irregular menstruation. Below you can read health benefits of fennel.

Health benefits of fennel

Substances contained in fennel fruits can help stimulate the digestive organs work, helped launch a fart, it can keep warm, and thin phlegm, destroy kidney stones, helps improve appetite, insomnia, and launch coming months.

Fennel nutrition facts

Fennel bulb Nutrient value per 100 g
(Source: USDA National Nutrient data base)
Energy : 31 Kcal 
Carbohydrates : 7.30 g 
 Protein : 1.24 g 
 Total Fat : 0.20 g 
 Dietary Fiber : 3.1 g 
 Water : 90.21 g 
 Total sugar : 3.93 g 

 Folates : 0 µg 
 Niacin : 0 mg 
 Riboflavin : 0 mg 
 Thiamin : 0 mg 
 Vitamin A : 0 IU 
 Pyridoxine : 0 mg 
 Vitamin C : 12. 0 mg
 Vitamin D : 0 IU 
Vitamin E : 0.09 mg 
 Vitamin K : 0.5 µg 

 Calcium : 49 mg 
 Iron : 0.73 mg 
 Magnesium : 17 mg 
 Phosphorus : 50 mg 
 Zinc : 0.20 mg 
 Sodium : 52 mg 
 Potassium : 414 mg 

 Saturated fatty acids : 0.090 g 
 Monounsaturated fatty acids : 0.068 g 
 Polyunsaturated fatty acids : 0.169 g 
 Cholesterol : 0
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Writen by: Fame Nikita - Thursday, March 28, 2013