Fennel pollen an aromatic porcelain-fragile aroma that is a rich, mildly anise-ish odor and a mellow toasted anise taste.
Super expensive,1 oz. goes a long way. Use sparingly as a masterful finishing touch,
(For other dishes needing this flavor, use fennel seeds or fresh fennel bulb.)
Fennel pollen is the carefully harvested pollen of the fennel plant. Fennel is a flowering plant species in the carrot family whose leaves, seeds and bulb are also used in the culinary arts and herbal medicine. Fennel pollen is a super-premium aromatic because of the delicacy of harvesting it.
Fennel pollen an aromatic porcelain-fragile aroma that is a rich, mildly anise-ish odor and a mellow toasted anise taste. The flavor comes from anethole, an aromatic compound also found in anise and star anise.
Fennel is indigenous to the shores of the Mediterranean but has become widely naturalized in many parts of the world. It’s especially prosperous in dry soils near bodies of water like coasts and riverbanks.
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