Fennel seeds typically contain 52% carbohydrates, 15% fat, 40% dietary fiber, 16% protein and 9% water. India is the largest producer of fennel seeds in the word. In India, sugar coated and uncoated fennel seeds are consumed as an after meal mouth freshener also. It is an ingredient of the spice mixture known as 'panch phoron' in the states of Assam, Bengal, Odisha, Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh.
The following are some of the benefits to taking fennel seeds -
1. Chewing fennel seeds increases the nitrite content in saliva which keeps a check on blood pressure levels. Also, its potassium content helps in controlling heart rate and blood pressure.
2. Fennel tea works as a diuretic and therefore helps in flushing out excess fluids, remove toxins and reduces the risk of urinary tract problems.
3. It is useful in managing conditions like indigestion, bloating and constipation.
4. It is also considered to be useful in reducing asthma symptoms, purifies blood, improves eyesight and keeps cancer away.
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