The health benefits of fennel leaves

The health benefits of fennel leaves

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Fennel leaves have a mild anise flavour and so make a great addition to a salad, when you want something slightly different. Or why not try making some pesto with them.

The leaves are full of these phytochemicals:

Myricetin has been shown to reduce the risk of prostate cancer

Quercetin has been shown to block the growth of cancer cells and suppress the development of tumours

Phytochemicals are chemicals produced by plants. These are the chemicals that plants use to defend themselves against disease. Research has shown that these same chemicals can prove equally beneficial to the human body, helping in areas like cancer, heart disease and diabetes prevention.

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