According to the myth, it was with a stalk of a fennel plant that Prometheus stole fire from gods and gave it to humans. Our subtle, sweet and warm fennel seeds come from a small farm in the island of Evia which specializes in the production of fennel.
Fennel seeds will give a “new life” to many of your recipes, they complement marinated fish, roasted pork, breads and sweets. Here at Daphnis and Chloe, we love blending them with raisins or chili flakes. Like any other herb or spice, fennel seeds will maintain their organoleptic and nutritious benefits for longer if grounded just before use. To make the best out of them, use a mortar and pestle or a grinder to powder them straight into the pot.
We couldn’t help but to fall under the spell and captivating charm of Daphnis and Chloe’s products! A few year ago, the company’s founder, Evangelia Koutsovoulou, devoted herself to discovering the best spices, herbs and herbal teas that her native Greece has to offer. Her research lead to the unearthing of a variety of unique products, some of the best that the Mediterranean has to offer, and which grow in distinct terroirs on smaller islands, as well as in farming areas in Northern Greece. All Daphnis and Chloe products are harvested on small, artisanal farms or gathered on mountain sides where they grow wild.