Fennel Seeds come from fennel herb and are dried to be used as a spice to flavor teas, meat rubs, and spice blends. It is an ingredient of Chinese Five Spice blend and the Indian panch poran. Fennel seeds look like cumin and caraway seeds but are generally greener and have a fragrant licorice smell. It also has a sweet minty taste.
Fennel seeds are perfect for adding flavor to fish and meat as well as chutneys and stews. It can be used as an alternative for dill and caraway seeds.