Meet Fennel, Your New Favorite Seed For Adding Big Flavor

Fennel seeds are your new favorite spice rack companion- whether you’re looking for something crunchy to top your next baking project or an added boost of anise flavor for soups and marinades, this versatile seed has a lot to offer.

What does fennel taste like?

Fennel seeds are oblong in shape and boast a soft green-grey color with a distinct line down the center. These seeds can be used whole or ground, toasted or straight out of the spice jar, and give off a sweet anise-like flavor.

How Is Fennel Harvested?

All Rumi Spices are sourced directly from our Afghan farmers and partners, bringing the best of the harvest to your kitchen. The fennel harvest falls during the summer months, along with cumin and coriander.

Learn more about the summer harvest in Afghanistan here.

Check out some of our favorite Rumi Spice recipes featuring Fennel Seeds


Naan Pizza with Italian Sausage, Toasted Fennel, & Onions

Avocado Toast with Heirloom Tomatoes and Toasted Spices

How To Use Whole Seeds Like Fennel At Home:

Whether you’re a pro or a whole spice newbie, our guides to choosing and using the best spice grinder for you will have you reaching for whole spices every day!

These Easy Mortar And Pestle Tips Will Transform How You Use Spices In Your Kitchen

We’re coming out of this summer harvest season excited to use some of our favorite whole seeds and spices like fennel and coriander. If you’ve never used a mortar and pestle (or if you’re looking for a refresher for your technique), we’ve got you covered with this step by step guide.

Rumi Recommends: Our CEO Shares Her Secrets To Finding The Best Spice Grinder For Your Kitchen

We asked our Rumi Spice CEO and head spice girl about spice grinders, from her first to her favorite, plus some of her top tips for using spice grinders in your kitchen.

Love Cooking with Fennel Seeds? Check out some of our Favorite Rumi Spice Blends Featuring Fennel

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