up to 2 weeks
Stored in a refrigerator crisper drawer, fennel can last for two weeks, but it is best to use fennel as soon as possible, since it begins to lose its flavor as it ages (or when blanched and frozen for later use).
All parts of the fennel plant are edible - from seed to flower to frond to bulb. The bulb of the vegetable is commonly baked or served raw in salads, and the feathery tops are used raw as an herb in salads or are cooked in braised dishes, particularly with fish.
The bulb itself is a crisp vegetable that can be sautéed, stewed, braised, grilled, or eaten raw. It is used for garnishes and to add flavor to salads.
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