December – April
The fennel is composed of 90% of water – so it is an excellent diuretic and digestive, 1.3% protein, 3% fiber, 1% ash and carbohydrates.
The minerals present are potassium, calcium, phosphorus, sodium, magnesium, iron, zinc, manganese and selenium. And among the vitamins are A vitamin, some belonging to the B group and C vitamin. Fennel is shown against digestive problems, heaviness in the stomach, flatulence, bloating, colitis, digestive atony and inflammation of airways. It also has estrogenic, anti-fermentative and expectorant activities. Fennel is a vegetable starch and fat free, low calories and therefore suitable for those who follow a strict diet.