Nutrition and buying tips: Fennel Seeds

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Regency Grade Fennel Seeds
Regency Grade Fennel Seeds

All values below are per 1 tsp (2g) of fennel seeds

Water 0.18g
Energy 7kcal
Protein 0.32g
Total lipid (fat) 0.3g
Carbohydrate, by difference 1.05g
Fiber, total dietary 0.8g

Calcium, Ca 24mg
Iron, Fe 0.37mg
Magnesium, Mg 8mg
Phosphorus, P 10mg
Potassium, K 34mg
Sodium, Na 2mg
Zinc, Zn 0.07mg

Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 0.4mg
Thiamin 0.008mg
Riboflavin 0.007mg
Niacin 0.121mg
Vitamin B-6 0.009mg
Vitamin B-12 0µg
Vitamin A, RAE 0µg
Vitamin A, IU 3IU
Vitamin D (D2 + D3) 0µg
Vitamin D 0IU

Fatty acids, total saturated 0.01g
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 0.198g
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 0.034g
Cholesterol 0mg

Tips on buying quality fennel seeds

Fennel seeds come in all varieties, which nutrition wise are very similar, but taste wise have many difference. It’s not necessary that the best looking variety also tastes the best. Some people prefer the look of the “Indori Fennel Seeds” originated in India, whereas at Regency we feel that this variety has a slightly harsh flavour inside, and does not match with many cuisines flavour profiles. We prefer the “Green Jumbo Grade” Fennel seeds, which we find are more versatile and easier to cook with. These are also the same Fennel Seeds that are popularly used in India as an natural mouth freshener. In case you’re unsure, please refer to our quality and grade standards here when buying good quality fennel seeds.

Data taken from United States Department of Agriculture

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