Fennel has a licoricelike taste. Shave it fine and use it in salad, or cut it into chunks and eat it as a snack. If the flavor’s overpowering, roast it until it’s buttery, then sprinkle with a bit of Parmesan.
Why It’s Good for You: It’s packed with vitamin C, and one of its phytonutrients, anethole, has strong anti-inflammatory and recovery properties.
What to Look For: Healthy fennel is white with some green; the smaller ones are more tender.
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