Bulk Fennel Seed – Whole | Steam Treated
Introducing our Steam-Treated Fennel Seeds – a versatile and aromatic addition to your culinary repertoire!
This wholesale ingredient is surely a versatile one! Their vibrant licorice-like taste provides an exquisite depth to both savory and sweet recipes.
Add these fennel seeds to soups, stews, and marinades for a subtle anise-like undertone that enriches the overall flavor profile. Elevate your roasts, be it pork, chicken, or lamb, by incorporating these fennel seeds into your rubs or glazes. This ingredient can also be used in making baked goods and pickling liquids!
Not only are Steam-Treated Fennel Seeds a culinary treasure, but they also bring a host of nutritional benefits to the table. Fennel seeds are renowned for their ability to aid digestion, is packed with antioxidants, and contain essential nutrients like fiber, potassium, and vitamin C.
Our Steam-Treated Fennel Seeds are available in bulk quantities. Request for a quote now to know how to get this awesome ingredient.
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China and India
Pickles and fermented products, marinades and rubs, sauces and condiments
Production & Sourcing
First, high-quality fennel seeds are thoroughly cleaned to remove impurities. These seeds are then introduced into a steam chamber or treated with steam in a controlled environment. The steam, with its controlled temperature and duration, penetrates the seeds, potentially softening their texture and enhancing their natural aromatic compounds. After the steam treatment, the seeds are cooled down to stop the process, and they may be dried to achieve the desired moisture level.
- Snacks – Savory
- Spice Blends
- Marinades and Rubs
- Processed Foods
- Processed Meat Manufacturing
- Pickled Products
- Ethnic and Regional Cuisines
- Sauces and Condiments
- Ready-To-Eat Meals
- Functional Foods
- Coffee and Tea Enhancer
- Beverages – Wet
- Vegetarian Cooking
- Vegan Cooking
- Private Label
- Essential Minerals
- Dietary Fiber Enrichment
- Vitamin B Boost
- Vitamin C Boost
- Flavor Enhancer
Steam-treated fennel seeds retain their characteristic sweet and slightly anise-like flavor, similar to untreated fennel seeds. The steam treatment might subtly enhance the natural sweetness of the seeds while maintaining their aromatic qualities.
The texture of steam-treated fennel seeds is generally similar to untreated fennel seeds. They remain small, hard seeds with a slightly crunchy texture.
Steam-treated fennel seeds typically retain their natural light brown or greenish-brown color, similar to untreated fennel seeds. The steam treatment process is unlikely to cause significant changes in color.
Steam-treated fennel seeds generally retain their nutritional content, including dietary fiber, vitamins (such as vitamin C and some B vitamins), and minerals (such as calcium, magnesium, and iron). The steam treatment process is unlikely to significantly alter the nutritional value of the seeds.
Steam-treated fennel seeds might have slightly different moisture content compared to untreated seeds due to the steam treatment process. However, they are still relatively dry and can be used for binding and texture enhancement in various culinary applications.
The steam treatment process might subtly impact the aromatic compounds in fennel seeds. While the distinctive aroma of fennel seeds remains, the steam treatment could potentially lead to a slightly altered balance of aromatic compounds, resulting in a nuanced aromatic profile.
Steam-treated fennel seeds can still be used to provide balance and contrast in dishes, similar to untreated fennel seeds. Their sweet and aromatic flavor can help enhance both savory and sweet dishes by adding a layer of complexity.
The use of steam-treated fennel seeds might be influenced by specific culinary practices and regional preferences. Different cuisines might incorporate steam-treated fennel seeds into traditional recipes to achieve desired flavor and aroma characteristics.
Steam-treated fennel seeds, like untreated fennel seeds, are generally safe for consumption for most individuals. However, individuals with allergies, sensitivities, or specific medical conditions should exercise caution and seek advice from a healthcare professional if necessary. The steam treatment process itself is not likely to introduce significant new dietary considerations, but overall dietary suitability would still depend on individual needs.
Uses in manufacturing
In food manufacturing, steam-treated fennel seeds can be used in various ways to impart flavor, aroma, and visual appeal to a wide range of products. Here are some common applications of steam-treated fennel seeds in the food industry:
Steam-treated fennel seeds can be added to bread, rolls, biscuits, and other baked goods to provide a unique and slightly sweet anise-like flavor. They can also be used as a topping for breadsticks or flatbreads to enhance visual appeal.
Steam-treated fennel seeds can be incorporated into snack products like trail mixes, nuts, and granola bars to add a distinct flavor component. The seeds’ aromatic qualities can make the snacks more appealing to the senses.
Steam-treated fennel seeds can be ground into a powder and added to spice blends, seasonings, and rubs. They can contribute a hint of sweetness and anise-like flavor to enhance the overall taste profile.
Steam-treated fennel seeds can be used in the production of sausages, salami, and other processed meat products. The seeds’ flavor complements the meat and can provide a subtle yet noticeable taste element.
Steam-treated fennel seeds can be added to pickling solutions for vegetables or other fermented foods. They contribute flavor and aroma to the final product.
In products that target specific ethnic or specialty markets, steam-treated fennel seeds can be used to create an authentic taste profile, especially in dishes inspired by Mediterranean or Middle Eastern cuisines.
Steam-treated fennel seeds can be used in various sauces, dressings, and condiments to add a unique flavor twist. They can enhance the overall flavor complexity of the product.
Steam-treated fennel seeds can be incorporated into ready-to-eat meals, such as pasta dishes, risottos, and vegetable sides, to provide a distinct flavor element and aromatic enhancement.
Steam-treated fennel seeds can be used to flavor herbal teas, infusions, or alcoholic beverages. They contribute a pleasant anise-like aroma and a slightly sweet taste.
Given fennel’s potential digestive benefits, steam-treated fennel seeds might be included in functional foods or dietary supplements targeting digestion and overall well-being.
Main producing countries and Harvest time
China and India are among the top producers of fennel.
The general harvest season for fennel seeds varies depending on the location, climate, and specific variety of fennel being cultivated. However, fennel seeds are typically harvested when the fennel plants have matured and the seeds have developed fully. Here are some general guidelines for the harvest season:
Warm Climate Regions: In warmer climates, where fennel can be grown year-round or during the warmer months, the harvest season for fennel seeds can occur from late summer to early fall. This is when the plants have had sufficient time to mature and develop seeds.
Temperate Climate Regions: In temperate climates, the harvest season for fennel seeds often falls in late summer to early autumn, similar to warmer regions. The timing may vary based on the specific local climate and growing conditions.
Cool Climate Regions: In cooler climates with shorter growing seasons, fennel may be grown as an annual plant or biennial plant. In these regions, the harvest season for fennel seeds can be during the late summer or early fall months, when the plants have reached maturity.
Second-Year Growth (Biennial Plants): In some cases, fennel is grown as a biennial plant, meaning it completes its life cycle over two years. If this is the case, the fennel plants are often sown in the first year and then allowed to overwinter. The seeds are typically harvested in the second year during the appropriate season.Chi
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