Our March Newsletter features one of the least exported flavors of the Italian cuisine: fennel or finocchio in Italian. Even though pale in color, fennel is packed with vital minerals and nutrients. Fennel, with its depurative, antiseptic, anti-tumoral and antibiotic properties is a good but underutilized addition to our everyday meals. In Italy, it is common to give colicky newborns a light fennel tea to help calm them down. For women in general, fennel contains the philoestrogen vegetal hormone that helps to balance the feminine hormonal system which makes it good for both hot flashes of menopause and cramps of menstrual cycles. Fennel also alleviates constipation, cleans urinary tracts and even helps with the expulsion of kidney stones. It’s a fantastic vegetable just give it a try!