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Fennel is rich in antioxidants and is a very good source of vitamin C, selenium, niacin (vitamin B3) and iron.
As a diuretic, fennel also helps to remove excess fluid from the body.
Fennel and Orange Salad
2 oranges, peeled and sliced
1 bulb of fennel, thinly sliced, plus fennel fronds to garnish
1 red onion sliced into thin rings
Juice of 1 orange
2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
Arrange the orange slices in the base of a shallow dish or platter. Place a layer of fennel on top and then add a layer of onion.
Mix the orange juice and vinegar together and drizzle over the salad. Season with pepper, garnish with fennel fronds and serve.