This is one beautiful bulb of fennel. The root or bulb is great raw, roasted, or glazed.
If you are lucky to get a bulb with the fronds make a wonderful tea. Be sure to use the whole plant!
Like many of its fellow spices, fennel contains its own unique combination of phytonutrients including the flavonoids rutin, quercitin, and various kaempferol glycosides that give it strong antioxidant activity. In addition to its unusual phytonutrients, fennel bulb is an excellent source of vitamin C. Vitamin C is the body's primary water-soluble antioxidant, able to neutralize free radicals in all aqueous environments of the body.