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fennel seeds

ProductFennel/Saunf Seeds  
HS Code09096131
Packing20/25/50 Kg HDPE/PP Bag or Customized
Loading12 MT (20 FT), 25 MT (40FT)
AromaSweetish and aromatic
3 mm to 7 mm
Shelf life1 Years in cool and Dry Place


        Fennel is scientifically called as the Foeniculum vulgare, which is the greenish-brown color fruit of the Parsley family, which represents the small slender, flowering herbs or plants with an aromatic flavor. For many centuries, human tribes have been using fennel as a perennial herb and special sweetish meals to adds substantial and distinguished delicacy. The dried fennel seeds are popularly used as mouth freshener/refreshment because of its scented taste and sweet-aromatic odor. The fennel has very light spiciness and warm sweetness, peppery smell that gives a unique savor in both veg and non-veg meals, snacks, and fast foods. Furthermore, its medical benefits make it a natural remedy in releasing flatulence, digestion issues, urinal irritation, relief in frequent hiccups, and coughing are quite substantial. India is one of the highest producers and consumers of the fennel seeds. The western states of India, viz., Gujarat and Rajasthan are accounts for the major fennel production in the country. The fennel seeds also possess some preservative attributes and have a shelf life of 24 months. The Fennel seeds are also known as Saunf seeds.

        The fennel plants are soft, bush-like herbs grown up to 3 to 5 feet tall. The fennel plants usually take 3 to 4 months duration from sowing to harvesting period. The roots are short and fat carrot-shaped, which creates a decadent spread out and shoots delicately into bushy stripes. Its leaves are fragmented into several threadlike sections, where older leaves enclose the hollow stems. The fennel is a fruit with oblong looking two linked carpels similar to the cumin seeds. These are cut off from the branches when its fruits are enough matured into green color seeds starting to dry. There are mainly two variants of fennel that is supplied by the Sky Agri Export. These are fennel seeds and fennel powder.

        The fennel plants are matured when its flowers get dried up and start to fall on the ground. The farm laborers harvest the fennel seeds by cutting them using a cutter from the extended branch. These branches are then placed on a clean floor and left for sun drying for at least a week. The fennel seeds are separated by light, rubbing them off the dried branches. Further, a fennel husker or huller machine is used for hollering the fennel seeds to remove the leaves/dust and other unwanted components. The segregated fennel is sorted by applying the sorting procedure to obtain the various quality of fennel seeds depending upon their purity level. Thereafter, it is processed through the metal detector for checking the existence of any metal impurities. Finally, the purest fennel seeds are either sent for final packaging and subsequent delivery purpose or for obtaining the finely powdered fennel variant.

        The Sky Agri Export can supply the best quality dried fennel seeds. The company is flexible to receive customized orders from the clients in terms of quality, i.e., Premium, Best, Medium-Best, Medium quality. The Dried fennel seeds are in high demand across all the European Countries, the Middle East, Canada, Russia, North America, and South America. Sky Agri Export can provide fennel seeds in bulk amount, over a stipulated period and easy export process.

Health/Medical benefits of Dried fennel variants in day to day consumption

Several compounds, viz., Estragole, Anethole, and Fenchone that are available in fennel seeds help in the treatment of various gut-related problems such as indigestion, acidity, constipation, intestinal motility, and bloating.

Fennel contains a mineral called selenium, which assists in the functioning of the liver enzyme that detoxifies some of the cancer-causing compounds and also prevents inflammation and reduces the growth rate of a tumor.

The essential minerals, viz., potassium, calcium, magnesium, and many dietary nitrates are present in saunf seeds and powder that regulates the blood pressure and prevents many heart problems.

The dried saunf variants are a source of vitamin B-6 that helps to enhance energy metabolism by breaking down proteins and carbohydrates into glucose and amino acids.

Choline is a versatile and critical nutrient available in dry fennel seeds that assists in sleeping, learning, memory improvement, muscle movement, neuro-transmission, and maintaining the health of cellular membranes.

Vitamin C present in fennel has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties that help to boost the immune system and fights against multiple infections and allergies.

The oil extracted from the fennel seeds are useful to provide relief in colds, coughs, and bronchitis issues. It can also be used as a massage oil to treat joint pains.

Culinary uses of Fennel or Saunf variants 

The fennel seeds are widely used in the food industry as a flavoring agent that adds refreshing scented taste and savor to the food items.

The important ingredient of almost all the curry powders, garam masala, and many savory spice mixtures includes the fennel powder that is considered in cooking stews and grilled/tandoor meat dishes.

The fennel seeds are applied to prepare all the vegetarian and non-vegetarian curries or gravies or even stir-fried meals to add a sweetish savor and aromatic flavor.

The fennel seeds are used for making low spicy or sweetish fried rice and bean dishes. It is also utilized to cook vegetable pulao, and both veg and non-veg biryani.

It is sprinkled over on many fast foods like meat sausages, sandwiches, pizza, and burgers.

The fennel seeds are used for making low spicy or sweetish fried rice and bean dishes.

The fennel powder is used in many refreshments and tasty drinks. The fennel is used to make jeera water, digestive orange juice, spicy lemonade, and tamarind water.

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