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  • How to Choose Fennel
    Look for big, round, clean bulbs with a bit of sheen. They should be white, with no signs of cracks or browning. Larger bulbs are usually more tender than long, slender ones, and crisp stalks with bright, feathery fronds are a sign of freshness.

  • How to Store Fennel
    After several days, fennel’s flavor begins to lessen. Keep bulbs tightly wrapped in the vegetable drawer of the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Don’t wash them until just before using them, as moisture speeds decay.

    How to Prepare Fennel
    Sprinkle cut fennel with lemon juice to prevent discoloration.

  • How to Use Fennel
    Fennel is wonderful braised, roasted, grilled, sautéed, or used raw in salads.

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  • How To: Prepare Fennel

    Use all parts of fresh fennel: bulb, stalks, and fronds.

     

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