Fennel also known as Saunf in Hindi is belongs to Apiacae family. This annual herb is native of Europe. Its seeds after drying are mostly used for spice purpose. Fennel is good source of fibre, vitamin C, potassium. It is used for flavouring meat dishes, soups etc. Its leaves are used for garnishing dishes also in salads. Fennel also has medicinal properties like it is used for digestion, also to treat constipation, diarrhea, throat pain, headache etc. It is cultivated as Rabi crop. India is top producer of fennel and Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Haryana are major fennel growing states.