Fennel is a flowering plant species in the carrot family. It is a hardy, perennial herb with yellow flowers and feathery leaves. It is indigenous to the shores of the Mediterranean but has become widely naturalized in many parts of the world, especially on dry soils near the sea coast and on riverbanks.
CAS number 84625-39-8
Botanical Name Foeniuculum vulgare
Plant Part Dried seeds
Origin of raw material Egypt
Origin of product Egypt
Extraction method Supercritical Fluid (SCF). SCF method is an extraction technique using fluids in conditions that are elevated above their critical point of temperature. The extraction conditions mainly pressure and temperature, are in charge of solubility and selectivity of different compounds in the supercritical fluid Advantages of SCF extraction process include products of 100% natural, fresh close to raw material, high concentration, high solubility, no solvent residues, no inorganic salts, no heavy metals, no reproducible microorganisms, and lipophilic.
Application Traditional use
Fennel seeds are used as a traditional herbal medicine for spasmodic gastrointestinal complaints, flatulence and menstrual problems. They also have an expectorant effect on colds.
In food
The fennel seed extract has an aniseed-like flavour and is used in bakery products, meat and fish dishes, ice cream and alcoholic beverages for flavoring.
In food supplements
Due to its digestive properties and reduction of flatulence after eating, fennel can also be used in food supplements.
In cosmetics
Fennel extracts have an antioxidant effect and increase skin moisture. Furthermore, studies have shown an anti-wrinkle effect of formulations containing fennel extract.
Therefore, the extract is suitable as an ingredient in anti-aging and skin care products.
Due to its characteristic odour, the extract can also be used as a fragrance.
Shelf Life 5 years