Fennel seeds are considered good for health as they contain very low saturated fat content, low sodium content and no cholesterol content. It is also recommended for its high iron and calcium content. Its high dietary fiber content also makes it quite popular.
One teaspoon of fennel seed weighing around 2 grams contains a total of 7 calories out of which around 49% of the calories come from carbohydrates, 36% calories come from fat and the remaining 15% calories are obtained from proteins. The total fat content in an equal serving of fennel seed is 0.3 gram of which 0.2 gram is monounsaturated fat content. The total sodium content in an equal serving of fennel seed is 2 mg, carbohydrate content in it is 1 gram, dietary fiber content in it is 0.8 gram and protein content in it is 0.3 gram.
Consuming one tablespoon of fennel seed weighing approximately 5.8 gram means consuming a total of 20 calories of which 8 calories come from fat. The total fat content in an equal serving of fennel seed is 0.9 gram of which 0.1 gram is polyunsaturated fat and 0.6 gram is monounsaturated fat content. The total sodium content in it is 5 mg, carbohydrate content in it is 3 grams, dietary fiber content in it is 2.3 grams and protein content in it is 0.9 grams. It also contains some amount of calcium, iron and certain other essential minerals. Fennel Seeds also contain vitamin C. One oz of fennel seeds contains around 98 calories and 100 grams contains 345 calories.
Fennel seeds are known for their medicinal benefits and are added to a number of food items to enhance their nutritional value as well as their taste. These seeds form an essential part of a number of cuisines prepared in different Mediterranean regions.