Have You Tried Fennel Juice?
One type of juice that you may be interested in trying is fennel juice. When it comes to juicing with fennel, many people say that you can’t go wrong. Fennel can be added to a variety of juices including pear, apple, and carrot juices. The fennel plant is a pale green or white bulb with green stalks and fine leaves. Most people that use fennel juice use only the bulb, but other parts of the fennel plant can be added to the juicer as well.
Fennel has a mild sweet flavor, which makes it a great vegetable for juicing. The flavor is often described as being like licorice or anise. Fennel adds a sweet taste to juices that are bland or earthy. Fennel is a common ingredient in Mediterranean cuisine, with the leaves, stalk, bulb, and seeds all used for cooking. The fennel bulb contains the most health benefits, but the stalks, leaves, and seeds hold nutrition as well. Even the fennel flower is edible.
Adding fennel to your juice can provide you with many health benefits. The bulb of the fennel contains large amounts of vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant and known immune system booster. The bulb is also a good source of fiber, folic acid, and potassium. Fennel oil contains a phytonutrient called anethole that is good for reducing inflammation and preventing cancer.
Fennel is fairly easy to grow in a garden, if you like growing your own vegetables for juicing. The seeds are planted directly into the ground in late spring in an area with full sun and covered with a light layer of dirt. The planting area should be watered frequently until the first leaves appear. The plant should be ready for harvest in the fall, when the bulb is about the size of a tennis ball. Before adding it to the juicer, slice or chop the fennel bulb into pieces to make it easy for the juicer to process it.
Apple Carrot Juice With Fennel Recipe
5 Large Carrots
½ C Fresh Parsley
1 Fennel Bulb
Add ingredients to your juicer according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Drink and enjoy promptly.