This is a small seed with a liquorice flavour. Fennel seed is often used as a substitute for anise or liquorice flavour in food. To release the full flavour of the seeds, they may be crushed.
Use: The leaves, which sprout in fronds like dill, are used in salads or as decoration, the leaves are often sprinkled over young vegetables just before serving. Flavours cookies, pastries, bread and used in Italian sausage, German cooking, and Swedish rye bread. Aniseed are great in fish dishes and vegetable curries. It's also added to cheeses, cakes, breads and confectionary, as well as alcoholic drinks.