FENNEL SEED is native to Asia, the Mediterranean, and India. It is used all over the world and has been for centuries. The seeds have a liquorice flavour and are slightly sweet. Try dry roasting fennel powder and mixing it with mayonnaise as a great alternative to tartar sauce. Fennel goes well with root vegetables, pork, and especially seafood.
FENNEL POLLEN or fennel flower pollen is used in Tuscan cuisine. It originates from Italy, but is grown and collected in other parts of the world. It has a delicate, sweet, fennelish flavour and can be quite magical.