Origin: a Latin derivative
meaning "Gift of the Earth."
Fennel can grow up to six feet in height and has delicate, feathery leaves. The history of Fennel use dates back to ancient times when Roman warriors were said to have consumed Fennel to make them strong and ready for battle. Fennel is best known for its distinct licorice aroma and taste, yet its ability to promote healthy digestion is equally noteworthy. Fennel can be added to water as a satisfying alternative to sweets. Fennel may also promote healthy metabolic function, and circulation.