Fennel is both a herb and a spice. All parts of the fennel plant are edible like the roots, stalks, and leaves with the spice coming from dried seeds. Belonging to the Mediterranean, fennel is an ancient and popular plant known to ancient Greeks. It spread throughout Europe via Rome. It is also grown in India, Australia, and South America.
Fennel is a dried ripe fruit of a perennial aromatic herbaceous plant, which grows in mild climates. It is approximately 1/4 to 1/2 inches long and has a green food color. They are oblong, elliptical, straight and slightly curved with prominent ridges. It smells and tastes like anise with a slight note of camphor. It has long been used in India and China for its medicinal value and is used as a multi-purpose spice in food, medicines, liquors, and perfume. It is also exported in the form of seeds, powder, and volatile oil.
Single Strength Specification:
Fennel seeds shall:
Be the dried ripe fruits of the plant botanically known as Feoniculum vulgare MILL;
Be free from visible mould, live insects, any harmful foreign matter and musty odour;
Generally conform to the characteristic size, shape, colour, taste and aroma of the variety / type.
Specification for Fennel Seeds (HS CODE: 09095011) :
|Total Ash||10% Max|
|Acid insoluble Ash||1.25% Max|
|Moisture||10-11 % max|
|Type of Bags||Quantity|
|P.P. Bag||55.12 lb / 25 kg or 110.23 lb / 50 kg|
|Jute Bag||110.23 lb / 50 kg|
|Type of Container||Quantity|
|20 Feet||12-13 Metric Ton|