The fennel that I buy at the health food store is really good. The bulb part is crunchy like celery and has a mild licorice-like flavor. It is good in salads, or eaten raw by itself like celery. I have a Fennel Slaw recipe that I haven't tried yet. The fennel that I plan to grow is Florence Fennel and it is green. Fennel is considered to be a health food.
A customer behind me in the grocery line saw my fennel and made a comment. He said that he likes fennel because it "relaxes his colon". Did I need to know that?
I have seen bronze fennel before in gardens. I don't know much about bronze fennel. It seems to be very different from the green Florence Fennel that is good to eat. I don't know that bronze fennel is necessarily good to eat. I want to learn more about bronze fennel and fennel in general.