Crisp, fresh fennel imparts a rich aniseed flavour to winter casseroles, soups and bakes. It softens deliciously on cooking and compliments a variety of chicken and fish dishes. Fennel is retailing at $1.50-$2 a bulb.
As our population grows fatter, studies show that overall consumption of fruit and vegetables has decreased. At the same time, many people, especially children, are eating more junk foods.