The earthy, smoky flavor and meaty texture of the portobellos combined with the zing of our Fennel Pollen make this an excellent meat substitute or side dish.
A Zing of Flavor
Imagine isolating a fennel seed, making it significantly sweeter and a hundred times more intense to the palate. Taste subtle hints of hay, honey and citrus balanced with zings of freshly ground anise in our Italian fennel pollen seasoning. To the nose, the aroma is musty with deep floral notes. The most potent form of fennel, the pollen gives a sense of terroir to a dish and instantly elevates flavor.
Add a Dash of Extraordinary
Long used in Italian cooking, fennel pollen is golden yellow with rustic green specks of magical flavor. Hand harvested from the Sicani mountains at La Furtuna Estate, organic fennel has hollow stems that bloom small yellow flowers. Pollen is collected from the flowers and tediously dried with a deft touch. Tiny and amber, a gingerly pinch of this fennel pollen spice is all you need to transform an average dish into supreme cuisine.
This fennel spice is highly aromatic and i definitely recommend using it in dishes like pasta fagioli or in preparing a pork roast.
Pork roast is one of our favorite ways to use the Fennel Pollen as well (although we're always discovering new uses for it)! Thanks for the feedback!
I loved the packaging. Very prompt delivery. Don’t feel that I have yet found its best use, flavor or texture wise…. Need some ideas for use….
Hello Kathy! Keep exploring with the Fennel Pollen- we've discovered numerous delicious uses from other customers that we hadn't tried. Here's some ideas to try out with this magical sprinkle! -roasted pork or lamb tenderloin -roasted nuts -roasted veggies -salads -salmon or chicken -over yogurt & granola -on watermelon -avocado toast -eggs -pizza! (we can't have pizza without it)
Memories of last summer in a jar...
I finally ordered and tried the fennel pollen after using Bona Fortuna products for two years. It’s like a summer salad in a jar. I have used it in my salads and they now taste like the ones in Sicily. I also use it on fresh watermelon and it adds such a depth to the sweetness of the fruit. The fennel flavor truly adds a rustic yet sophisticated flavor to your summer foods.
Ciao Roberto! Thank you so much for the great feedback. We love to hear all the unique and delicious ways of how customers are using the Fennel Pollen. Watermelon is a new one for us. And now we must try it because it sounds incredible. Mangiamo!
Buy this stuff!
Wonderful, intense flavor!
Robin, thanks again for the positive review! The Fennel Pollen is truly one-of-a-kind. We like experimenting with different foods, asking "I wonder how this would taste with a sprinkle of Fennel Pollen?" It makes everything more delicious!
A new favorite
So good - used this to crust a rack of lamb and was blown away. A new permanent addition to my kitchen!
We appreciate your sincere review Ethan! The Fennel Pollen from our farm is a pretty unique seasoning. For those that like it, the more dishes you try it with the more you love it!