One of the popular vegetables that belong to the parsley family is the fennel. It has basically three parts. The first part is the bulb then the stalk and the third are the fronds. All the three parts are edible. They can be eaten in the raw form. Raw sweet fennel is loved by majority of the public. It tastes some what like anise and sometimes even like licorice.
Why people eat raw sweet fennel?
Raw sweet fennel is healthy to be eaten. There is a huge amount of vitamin C in the raw sweet fennel. And there is also good amount of fiber. This is good for digestive system and is very low in calorie content. The texture of the raw sweet fennel is something that is loved by the people. There are a lot of people who eat raw sweet fennel at the end of their meals, all over the world. It is also used in many kinds of salads as well is the dishes of the main course. When fennel is added to the green salads, it gives it a cool crunch. The raw sweet fennel can be sliced and eaten simply as a snack.
Why the raw sweet fennel is sliced thinly only?
It is advised that the raw sweet fennel must always be sliced very thinly. The reason is that if they are chopped into big or thick pieces then it can be highly fibrous and not so good when eaten. One can cut the raw sweet fennel lengthwise into halves. With this the fennel will dry to some extent. But these thin slices must be wrapped into paper and then stored. The paper should preferably be wetted. The core of the raw sweet fennel when it is cut into slices turns a bit hard. It is edible but most of the people throw it. This is good to be completely removed if it is being eaten in the raw form.
Raw sweet fennel is easily available and in plenty. It is used in dishes as well for mouth fresheners and even for salads. But it can be eaten after cooking. One can easily find the raw sweet fennel overlapped with color blended sugar. This is one of the most common and widely eaten mouth freshener all over the world. It tastes so good that ones it goes into the mouth one cannot stop his/her hand and keeps filling the mouth after every few minutes. But for sure, it is healthy and digestive.