Fennel pollen is hand collected from wild fennel which grows predominatly in Italy and now in California, thanks to Italian immigrants. Fennel pollen is a powerfully condensed spice with flavors of licorice, citrus and sweetness. Fennel pollen can be used in any dish you would add fennel seed or anise seed. It pairs well with grains, pastas, squash, pork, chicken and even icecream. This powerfull spice should be used sparingly, as a little goes a long way.