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Buying Tips

Fennel can be found in the produce section of most health food stores, specialty markets, and supermarkets. Look for smallish bulbs and avoid those that are browning or cracked. The greens should be bright and fresh-looking.


Florence fennel, also called finocchio, has a broad, white, bulbous base and is sometimes called sweet anise. Common fennel is the variety that yields fennel seeds.

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