1 cup= 27 Calories
Like many of its fellow spices, fennel contains its own unique combination of phytonutrients including the flavonoids rutin, quercitin, and various kaempferol glycosides that give it strong antioxidant activity. The phytonutrients in fennel extracts compare favorably in research studies to BHT (butylatedhydroxytoluene), a potentially toxic antioxidant commonly added to processed foods.The anethole in fennel has repeatedly been shown to reduce inflammation and to help prevent the occurrence of cancer.
POTASSIUM A mineral that helps lower high blood pressure, and risk factor for stroke and heart attack.
Vitamin C: The fennel bulb is an excellent source of C vitamin, the body’s primary water soluble antioxidant, able to neutralize free radicals in all aqueous environments of the body.