Fennels distinctive taste lands somewhere between sweet anise and black liquorice and actually becomes lighter in taste when cooked so dont let the liquorice flavour turn you off.
The bulb can be sliced and added to salads and veggie platters.
Try sautéing or roasting it with a little salt, pepper and olive oil.
What to look for when selecting fennel Choose bulbs that are clean and crisp looking without brown spots.
The green atop the bulb, called the frond, should also be a vibrant green colour.
How to store fennel Fennel can be stored in your refrigerator for up to a week in a plastic bag.
Tip Fennel is a great digestive aid!
How to cook fennel You can eat fennel raw or cook it by braising, grilling, boiling, sautéing or adding to a soup. The green feathery tops can be used to enhance the flavour of a dish by chopping finely and sprinkling on top as more of a garnish.