The Tasty Cleanser juice is a really great blood purifier, energizer, and cleanser, and as its name denotes it tastes great. Many people find powerful cleansing juices to be harsh and not at all pleasant to drink, but the fennel and lemon actually make this juice a delight to consume. The juice is actually just slightly sweet, but the lemon gives it a mild tang that keeps it from being an overly sweet drink.
This is truly one of the best juices I have ever made, or have had anywhere for that matter. This one goes to the top of my list.
Fennel belongs to the Umbellifereae family making it closely related to dill, coriander, parsley, and carrots. Fennel's flavorful taste is very similar to licorice and anise, so much so that fennel is often mistakenly referred to as anise. The bulb, leaves, stalk, flowers, and seeds are all edible.
1 fennel bulb and tops
1 beetroot and tops
4 to 5 celery stalks
Most people are familiar with the enormous health benefits of beets, celery, and lemon, but perhaps not so much with fennel.
Nutrient Profile and Benefits of the Tasty Cleanser
Fennel is a great source of vitamin C. It is also a very good source of dietary fiber, molybdenum, manganese, copper, potassium, phosphorus, and folate. And, fennel is a good source of calcium, magnesium, iron, pantothenic acid, and niacin.
Like many spices, fennel contains its own unique array of phytonutrients, including the flavonoids quercitin, rutin, and various kaempferol glycosides that give it strong antioxidant activity.
The most amazing phytonutrient in fennel may be anethole, the primary component of its oil. In animal studies, the anethole in fennel has repeatedly been shown to reduce inflammation and to help prevent the occurrence of cancer.